Saint Patrick's Day is quickly racing around the corner like a wild excited child and by now hundreds if not thousands of articles, posts, stories and poems are hitting the internet about this fantastic and well celebrated day, and I will gladly add a small piece of literature and pay homage to my favourite time of the year.
Paddies Day is very exciting especially if you are lucky enough to live in the country where a whole week of celebrations is due to take place, a whole week yes! And the craziness that is about to hit the land of the green will be like a a wildfire in the bush, rage for a few days then gradually fade out.
It is a great time to be a writer. Saint Patrick's day is soaked in poetry. It rains words steeped in a intellectual mist and personally and secretly I know on march 17th as I wander through the energetic crowds my brain will fill with a sea of words and my golden pen my weapon of choice will rage upon paper fulled with the madness noise and chaos of the air and maybe a drop of whiskey too.
Normally I work on Paddies Day (kitchens never sleep) but not this year, no, I have been given temporary leave from the shackles of the sweating kitchen and I plan to make full use of my my glorious freedom.
And this year I have decided to go all out, to join the hundreds of thousands of revelers and entertain myself with an unique Paddies Day costume but stay well away from the tacky face paint or silly hats, though of course these are all acceptable, but like a zit on a pale smooth skin face I want to stand out in a vain look at me way with a real Irish themed costume ( a Viking comes to mind), get in to character, feel the madness, look the part and write write write in honor of the great day that is Saint Patrick's Day, and as I promised, here is a short piece I wrote around 15 years ago untouched for it's simplicity.
St Patricks Day.
Children sit upon
the shoulders of ancient eternity
Looking for snakes
Clover eyes steeped
in endless parading streams
Saints touch the harp
Joy drinks from a
fountain of black youth
Fiddles slay the afternoon
Slave of a pagan moon
Tara welcomes a rising sun
Emerald mystic gathering
Whatever you do or are planning to do on Saint Patrick's Day be sure to make an effort, go crazy and let the hair down. Be unique and look for a different type of paddies days costume something like the costumes at Irish Celtic Costumes and if you would like to read some more of my writing you can always find me at writing.com, scribbling away. Beannacht La Fheile Padraig!
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