Bubble of a Hidden Brook

 

Gap of Dunloe

Bubble of a Hidden Brook

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Streams have erased the surface

exposing the rocks below

the land of waterfalls where the

whole lake drains to one rock hole

a focused sense of darkness, streams running

falling, curling, hiding

in the hollows of dark

spaces between rocks

on rocks with a solid blanket

covering of earth above.

The Blarney House

Blarney House Ireland

The Blarney House

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Yews cut in square planes

yellow thread chamaecyparis

a Barrigan house of architecture

at the Blarney house

concealing gardens

before a snack in the warm stable

sitting at a low teachers desk

for lunch

four of us shared soup

and bread with the birds

before walking into the Druid forest

a deep green and magical place of color.

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Druid Forest in Ireland

Ireland Culture

Blarney Castle

The Calmness of an Unhurried Culture Remains

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Let’s fill our castles full

of trinkets, deep wool scarves

feather beds and niceties.

The next generation will

split the wealth among farmers.

The earnings of a final generation

the overgrowing ivy

an abandoned mansion

managing a gnarly tree in

the drawing room.

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Adare