Campbell, Ward & Cat.

Enamel on cups
On bowls and on potties
Beleek and bone china
In posh Montenotte
The age old saga
Of Campbell or Ward
One was a genius
The other our Lord
Flickering embers
Like yarns in the ether
Cacophonous oceans
God’s bodhrán beaters
Clusters of wee folk
In perfect ring forts
Where honey bees enter
Their friends to support
Old men had a dream
Where lads from Kilfeacle
Were dancing a set
With maids of Kilreekill
Cat the folk singer
Turns seventy two
Some songs are happy
Some songs are blue
A perilous fortress
The home of O’Dowd
A castle at Easkey
Stands stubborn and proud.

Slán for now…Sláinte.

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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