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Tuaim Inbhir
January 14, 2013

No faux-Tudor blight might outdo

My ivied Tuaim Inbhir bedsit

Luminous stars lining

Its sun and its moon.

.

Gobbán Construction turned the sod

But you know how that went

And someone’s God

Thatched it in the boom.

.

Bullets cannot touch me there,

Rain falls past

My bright orchard

Where no fences loom.

.

treecanopy

.

Translated from anonymous 9th Century Monastic Verse

Suibne Geilt.

.

Mairiuclán hi Túaim barr edin Inbir

ni lán techdais bes ssestu

cona retglannaib aréir

cona gréin cona escu

.

Gobban durigni insin

conecestar duib astoir

mu chridecan dia du nim

is hé tugatoir rodtoig.

.

Tech inna fera flechod

maigen na áigder rindi

soilsidir bid hi lugburt

ose cen udnucht nimbi.

.

5intheface – 14/01/2013

White Snow
December 23, 2012

Angels      

             angels

in    

the bright blue    sky

One  dressed

                    as  an Officer

One  as a Chef

The others

singing.

Handsome   Officer

the colour of blue sky

Soft Spring

long   past  Christmas

You are

decorated

with

a

shiny   sun

a        shiny

sun

The Chef  plucks

the goose

Ah snow fall!  fall

Fall  . . .   and  I

miss

my

dear-beloved

In  my  

         arms.

xxxxxx

Image by Naldz

xxxx

xxx

Arthur Rimbaud    

Translation:  Enheduanna   – 23/12/2012

Image: Snow /  Naldz

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