Monday, June 13, 2022

On The Passing Of Catherine Desmond

Sad news can bring back good memories of the past
Though on looking back the years time seems to have gone fast
Catherine Desmond in Mullachrua in Cullen had dies quite suddenly
As is said of death it can come unexpectedly

One of the lovely daughters of Catherine and Denis Desmond of Liscahane Millstreet Town
A beautiful young woman with hair of brown
But going back the Seasons this seems long ago
And is said of time it becomes everyone's foe

Catherine as a young person looked attractive and bright
One of the young people then that i knew by sight
The Desmonds of Liscahane were well liked and well known
One can say of them that they were Millstreet's own

Her death to her siblings and nieces and nephews a very sad loss
But as is said of life it comes with many a cross
In all who knew Catherine good memories of her will remain
Of one they will not see in the flesh again

By Cashman's Hill in St Mary's Cemetery in Millstreet Town her last remains lay
A kilometre from where she first looked on the lamp of day
Eventually for all of us from life a final release
And as is said of the deceased may Catherine rest in peace.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

On White Winged Trillers

The male black and white bird in breeding plumage white winged triller has a pleasant song
To the cuckoo shrike family they are known to belong
Out of breeding Season the male a  brownish gray
The female in her grayish plumage all year does stay
In small nest of twigs and lichen bound with spider webs on fork of branch of tree
That from the ground is not hard to see
The female lay blotched bluish eggs of two though sometimes three
They are birds that are not seen regularly
Sometimes in last year's nest of a peewee
They lay their eggs and raise their family
They eat insects they find on the trees and on the ground
And chase bees and flies as they fly around
Birds i know of but do not see every day
So much to know of Nature one only can say.

On Nature

On every leaf of every tree
The beauty that Nature creates one does see
The best things in life it is true they are free
Though many with this would choose to disagree
Nature her beauty with everyone does share
And no other beauty with her's can compare
In her there is so much for one to admire
And those who love her of singing her praises never seem to tire
That we never stop learning does seem true to say
And of Nature we learn something new every day
And the more we do learn the more we come to realize
That we do know so little this not a surprise
It is all around you and ity is all around me
In Nature no shortage of beauty to see.