WJ Cooper Series

No15 Roscommon Sonnet

Sweet song of the curlew over the lake

Roscommon’s fine plains and pure Eastersnow

Oh dear Úna Bhán some day shall awake

Pink swans on Lough Ree in blushing red glow

At Clarendon Lock enchantment exists

Where badger and stoat reside in the brush

Whilst ghosts at Rathcroghan sing through the mist

At Scramoge the saffron hangs from each bush

Oh Castlerea’s roses at blossom time

Red clover and cowslip add to the show

E’en all the angels of God could not mime

With music at dawn at Corrigeenroe

Soft days at Frenchpark by fair lilac groves

Confetti-like petals swirling in droves.

Tom Clancy.


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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