Usain Bolt # Lady Lavery

The fastest sprint runner
The world’s ever seen
Swift Usain Bolt
Caught covid nineteen
Where are the gold dafs
That bloomed in the Spring?
They now sleep in peace
‘Til their waking bell rings
Plumes of white spray
Gates on the Vartry
Brehon laws penned
My own Chiefs of Dartry
Legions of Gaels
Lie in their graves
Rosscarbery weeps
Across the white waves
A young lady fair
An Irish pound note
John Lavery’s eye
Deft strokes to coat
Down by the mill pond
Where crocuses bloom
The last rose of summer
Enters my room
It’s time to move on
No more to tarry
A voice on the breeze
Queen Margaret Barry.

Chow 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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