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Ireland - The Arriving
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
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...second in a series of poetry on my traveling Ireland


On June 2, 2003 we left Texas in early afternoon on board British Airways toward Ireland; a very nice flight, I might add. Traveling Eastward, we lost 7 hours in time; I could not sleep one minute on this flight...I was as excited as child! First a landing at Heathrow in London at 7 a.m. on the 3rd - a 9 hour flight with jet-stream tailwinds -  we would then transfer to Aer Lingus for final leg of trip toDublin. My heart is singing...


What is it, this land of ancestry,
that beckons deeply unto my heart?

We are floating above the clouds
to a destination of earlier times and places
that has held my imagination and pulled
  at my heart;
returning as a soul long ago lost in another

What mysteries will I behold in this land
  of dreams?
What fulfillment will I gain amongst its ruins?
Are there answers to my inner thoughts
  and wonderment?
Does enchantment lay ahead for me?

Echoes swirl in my head that speak to me,
"you are our child that returns to us...
you have taken so long to come home."
Will it be as the echoes say?

My heart quickens as we near the land;
a warmth of home-coming settles over me.
The spirit within me knows this truth:
Ireland, I do belong to you.


(More trip poetry to follow)

© Copyright Jackie (Micke) Jinks, June 2003.

None of these Irish-trip poems have previously been posted
on A.D. No need repeat this acknowledgement again :o)


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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/16/2009
hi...too late to have come across your lovely piece on Ireland... Many reasons I have to love this place.... great thrill... good wishes
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/6/2008
You effectively allow the reader to share your mood, Jackie; and that is a gift. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/4/2008
Wishing you a safe and fun trip.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/4/2008
Ahhh,, The excitement is felt,,,wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 6/4/2008
So wonderfully written! My dream is to visit Ireland someday! Looking forward to reading the poems to come ... Enjoy yourself ... hugs
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/4/2008
you are our child that returns to us...

Marvelously penned memoir, Micke!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/4/2008
Ireland in June. Could it get much better? I think not. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/4/2008
Very nice!!!!!!!!! I like!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/4/2008
Dear Girl, Cork isn't so far away from Dubling, and much better place to feel Erin.
Go in Corck to a grat pub call Mac Ilhattons in Clonakilty, if you look and search you will find a little old G etched in the underside of the left corner where your elbow will hold you stright after a few shots of Jameson.
Good trip, and bottom up one for me.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/3/2008
Wow, your excitement, dreams and desires really come through in this magnificently written piece....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/3/2008
This is marvelous, I love your sharing it with us!
Thanks for taking me with you vicariously!;-)
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/3/2008
You should have packed me in your bag and I would have been content...Have fun darling. Ireland rocks!
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/3/2008
Oh goodness me dear Jackie .... I am so jealous. How delightful! And what a blessed adventure you are on. And I hope that all the mysteries that have not yet been discovered there manifest magnificently in your eyes and heart in a most profound way.

Be safe ...
Hugs ...
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/3/2008
Ah isn't that great to visit the old country and relive new acquaintances and old ones.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/3/2008
Glad you respect your heritage and want to go see the sites surrounding it. Lucky you to be able to get away and fly to it. Green fields of Ireland are catching and memories will be brought home to us.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 6/3/2008
I am so excited for you Jackie, you'd think it was me. Have a wonderful exciting time my friend and I want to hear all about it. Love you, your Irish friend, Bonnie
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