Post by parttimepoet on Nov 11, 2009 20:04:35 GMT -5
Very profound! Such a violent history has the Emerald Isle, but such wonderful, generous people, of both denominations. Still a beautiful part of the world, however scarred by history it may be. My dad was Irish, his mother was from Donegal in the Republic, and his father was from Belfast and so we've had our share of the 'troubles' in our family history, it was difficult for them. We, as a species, I feel, will forever carry the burden of guilt for histories our ancestors left us. Sins of the fathers and all that! I liked your poem, it made me think, reminded me that nothing has really been solved in Ireland, perhaps just accepted - for a while?? Thanks for sharing, ptp x
A very well written piece, M. One does have to wonder what may spark another uprising but thankfully for now it is quiet.
My wife, who is from Tipp., had the opportunity to meet Betty Williams after she moved here to Florida. She is a remarkably courageous woman who was one of so many that were just sick and tired of all the violence. Trust it to be women that saw sense.