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by Gwen Dickerson
Friday, March 17, 2006
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I must visit Ireland
Its call pervades my brain
Flooding me with feelings
Of aching love and pain

I shall gaze upon its lush lands
Entranced within its spell
Engrossed in tales of "wee folk"
And those of "Banshee wails"

I'll bring to mind its famine
Where many folk did die
I'll linger and I'll ponder
Tragedies of life . . . and why?

Visit, I must, to Ireland
To that land of emerald green
Paying tribute to those departed
And a country's future dream

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/16/2010
Pulsing with life and beauty! This is a dream of mine as well, to visit Ireland, and also Wales.
Reviewed by Shay White 9/16/2009
Ireland is the land of my ancestors as well, thanks for sharing such a wonderful image!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/4/2009
Good job Gwen. You painted a vivid picture of the Emerald Isle with your words.

Reviewed by A PAX 6/23/2006
Love this
Reviewed by B Carter 5/16/2006
It's true after reading your poem of Ireland it does give you a sense of being there. Thanks for the tour...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/25/2006
This is a lovely tribute to the land of my ancestors, Gwen. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by F William Broome 3/23/2006
You pen well the longing of many of us. There's a bit of Irish in all, if only after reading this delightful yearning to see the Green Island and its people. Thank you. - Bill
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/22/2006

I wanna go!!!!!!!!!! Never have been there, but your outstanding imagery brings Ireland vividly to life. Beautifully written.

My parents went there right after 9/11, they say the people are the friendliest on Earth.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 3/20/2006
ireland is such an evocative isle, so beautiful and green, its hills and mountains just cry out, 'mystery'! a mystery just waiting to be explored...have fun!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/19/2006
These gorgeous lines on IRELAND gives one a moving sense of being there already. They are truly beautiful in their acknowledgement of the history of the country, its culture, and its people's dynamic collective soul.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/18/2006
Lovely write Gwen, I did quite a few tours of Northern Ireland whislt serving in the Army, such a beautiful country. I did enquire into the mythology whilst I was there, and when I asked about the 'Banshee' I was told most were married off now LOl!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/18/2006
A beautiful write Gwen!

Happy St. Patrick's day to you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/17/2006
Take us along when you go, beautiful write,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/17/2006
When you visit Ireland, you will see the forty shades of green, Gwen
and the friendliest people on earth !
Happy St Patrick's Day to you ....
Poignant remembrance to the million people who starved to death in Ireland in 1840...
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 3/17/2006
I knew a very nice lady named Gwen years ago in the little country church where my son was Baptised. She and her husband had a young son and a daughter and were so nice and sincere that I asked them to be my son's godparents at the time. The little church was struck by lightning years later and burned to the ground. Gwen is a nice name.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/17/2006
A beautiful write Gwen
Happy St. Patrick's day

Love & Peace
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/17/2006
And a grand poem you have written for St. Patrick's Day Gwen. It's only because there is so much rain in Ireland that it has grass as green as you'll ever see anywhere. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you my dear.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/17/2006
A fine wish to visit that Emerald Isle, and a very fine poem to boot, Gwen. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/17/2006
This makes everybody fall in love with Ireland. Wish you happy journey, my friend Gwen Dickerson
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