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My Heart Lies Over The Ocean
by SilverCeltic Moon
Friday, April 21, 2006
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*Picture taken by Mike Sullivan (my husband) near the Rock of Cashel. Road leads to Hore Abbey, an ruin of an old Abbey. (We didn't make it to this abbey on this trip)

My heart lies in Ireland.... in her hills and her castles.
I dream in vivid colors - of green so lush and rich that is hard to believe.
I dream of narrow roads, rock walls dividing farms and land...
rocky farms and sparse and spare mountains with monolithic graves on top

The beating of my heart throbs to drums that beat in the past....
...a past so close that you try to brush it away from your face, like a cobweb
Warriors and cheiftans of past kingdoms ride wearily by on their chargers
A rich history of turmoil, beauty, poetry and death

Clans hating each other and fighting for parcels of land
...killing one another for the future that belonged to the English
A famine that killed irish men, women and children.....indescriminate of whom it took....
not caring of the destruction and devastation of families and land

Land that wept as its children abandoned her for a new life across the sea...
leaving behind families, lovers and ghosts who drifted looking for their loved ones
Castles crumbled...lit by fire and legend and haunted by banshees
that cried out warnings to their clans of impending death and disaster

The mists of pearlized air that drift around the valleys and hills of
counties like Clare, Offaly, Kerry, Roscommon, Kilkenny and Cork....
mists that thrive in the atmosphere that is uniquely Ireland
These mists hid enemies and sparked legends and songs.

Abbies, Monesteries, Druids and Sacred Forests once thrived in the troubled land....
religious centers like Cashel and Tara are now crowned by broken chapels, empty hills
and long forgotten symbols that are no longer revered as they once were...
and traditions that still flame to life when they are remembered

My heart lies in Ireland.... in her hills and her castles.
I dream in vivid colors - of green so lush and rich that is hard to believe.
I dream of narrow roads, rock walls dividing farms and land...
rocky farms and sparse and spare mountains with monolithic graves on top.

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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/24/2008
Yes is a magical place..I loved it..visited twice


Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 12/5/2007
Hi SilverCelticMoon! Thanks for making me feel Irish for a moment.
I would love to go to Ireland someday. It's truly a magical land.
You are welcome to visit my sites at either or
here in the "Den".
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/22/2006
A beautiful place that beats with a Celtic Heart, as does this piece Silver...I think you may like my piece on Seamus Heaney.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/22/2006
This exquisite poem reminds me of the Forty Shades of Green !
I share your love and passion for the Emerald Isle !
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/22/2006
Most heading that way in three weeks time..hope to get this far!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/22/2006
Home is Where the Heart Truly Resides, as they say, and you say it very well here, SilverCeltic.
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 4/22/2006
You make my heart also wish to travel to Ireland.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/22/2006

Beautifully imaged in illustration and verse, you bring the Emerald Isle vividly to life. I wouldn't mind visiting Ireland meself. As Karen said, our parents went right after 9/11 (after they allowed flights again) and were treated lovingly and graciously by the people. Made quite the impression on them, and on me, too. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/22/2006

Beautiful poetry, and I love the pic! I would love to go to the Land of the Shamrocks myself; my parents were fortunate to go right after September 11, 2001, and they said the Irish people treated them very well and that they saw more American flags than Irish! Imagine that! :) Very well done; brava! Sliante! (I think that's how it is spelled! LOL)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by jude forese 4/22/2006
wonderful poem to accompany ireland's beauty ...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/21/2006
My dream is also to visit the emerald island somtime hopefully to see the beauty that you describe so well.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/21/2006
You beckon to my Celtic soul, Silver. Thank you for sharing this beautiful gift. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/21/2006
Thank you for this sharing of knowledge of a country I find myself interested in. I will visit it. The road in this photo would tempt me into a long walk to see where it goes :-) Love all the colour in homes and flowers too! It certainly is a beautiful area.

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