The Lakes of Killarney

The Lakes of Killarney
watercolor and graphite, 5 x 7
$50 —100% to Japanese relief fund for animals via

The Lakes of Killarney

In salty air,
on sandy feet,
you pointed out across the waves.
"Somewhere out there Ireland lies
and one day I shall take you there.

"It is the place where we come from,
out of the marshy timeless mist,
with poems and magic we are kissed.
Our souls forever breathe her airs.

"Our thirst is legend,
for we are Irish.
In dreams we drink the rainbow dry."

And now I dream in gold,
and now I dream in green.

If your soul is in repose,
then all Killarney’s lakes must seem
as blue as your eyes,
as blue as heaven.

©1995 Suzanne McDermott/Drexel Road Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

*Thanks to my friend, Mineke Reinders for reminding me to offer painting for donation towards Japanese relief.

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RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful poem, Suzanne!

Anonymous said...

:') Beautiful. Awww. Japan!