This blog is established as an outlet for my ideas about life, spirituality, creativity, and history. Those ideas will be expressed through prose and poetry, and random quotations. Some old, some new, some direct, some subtle. Breffni = the roots of my family tree. Baltimore = Where my life started. The recent posts are focused mostly on the research for my historical novel with an emphasis on the Irish and Choctaw cultures in the mid-17th century
Monday, August 27, 2012
An old poem by Thomas Davis written in honor of one of the heroes of the Irish Rebellion of 1641,
Owen Roe O'Neill.
Lament for the Death of Eoghan Ruadh O’Neill
By Thomas Davis
“DID they dare, did they dare, to slay Eoghan Ruadh
“Yes, they slew with poison him
they feared to meet with steel.”
“May God wither up their hearts!
May their blood cease to flow,
May they walk in living death,
who poisoned Eoghan Ruadh.”
“Though it break my heart to
hear, say again the bitter words.