I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear the lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart's core.

W.B. Yeats [Irish writer and statesman (1865-1939)]

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Botantical: Sanguinaria canadensis[/caption]

CITATION Irish Blessings

Lov'd land of the bards and saints! To me There's nought so dear as thy minstrelsy; Bright is Nature's every dress, Rich in unborrowed loveliness; Winning is every shape she wears, Winning is she in thy own sweet airs... Thomas Furlong Irish Poet ( 1794-1827) The River

CITATION Irish Blessings

Far dearer to me than the tones music yields, Is the lowing of the kine and the calves in her fields And sunlight that shone long ago on the shields Of the Gaels, on the fair hills of Eire, O

James Clarence Mangan Irish Poet (1803-1849 [caption id="attachment_8153" align="aligncenter" width="470"]Newtownards View of Newtownards and Scrabo Tower in County Down, Northern Ireland [Wikimedia Commons][/caption]

CITATION Irish Blessings