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Tom Clancy: A poem inspired

September 29, 2016

Oak-Leaf Child
(Seamus Heaney RIP)

A chalk-white cob
Sweeps over the Foyle today
And a warming sun lends a peaceful smile.
A linnet sings at Iniskeen
As the bright one glides beadily
Through honeyed tones of sweet words floating.
Northern breezes swirl and pirouette
Round Derry’s walls to Bellaghy.
Tiny seeds parachute and disperse
Enhancing many landscapes,
A gilt edged legacy.
Softly spoken man,
Oak-leaf child,
Sleep easy.

About Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

Tom Clancy, Poet. He is a renowned Irish folk musician, an aficionado of the tin whistle and the unique sounding, "Low Whistle". Well known as a Trad Folk Singer and International Rugby player, his poetry now speaks for itself, from the Hearth and the Heart. Facebook features more and more Poetry extracts as he nears the launch of his first book of poems. Tom is available as an after dinner speaker and entertainer, delivering the music and stories that form the soundtrack of his life.
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