He’s back, once again! Today is Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m glad to welcome back JerseySmarts.com’s resident poetic, Joseph P. Martino of Millburn, NJ. This time around, Mr. Martino brings us some verse regarding Ireland and Her People. Enjoy!
Ireland and Her People
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY
Land of pristine lakes, Verdant valleys and pastoral country side.
Sea swept coastlines, cliffs that climb up and skyward from the ocean waves.
Sun that warms both heart and summer air, casting long
Shadows upon the mist that lingers in the sweet meadow.
Music that delights the ear, while settings one’s heart a-flutter.
“Danny Boy” not just a song, but a nations “anthem”
Brilliant minds, scholars, poets, playwright, authors and men of letters.
Great universities and halls of higher learning.
Great statesman and parliamentarians.
St. Patrick her holy patron.
The harsh famines that gave way to the tidal wave of immigration that never diminished the Irish sprint and gift of laughter of her great
People who contributed resource and talent to their newly adopted home-lands.
Wow! Thanks again to Joseph P. Martino of Millburn, NJ for his great poetry!