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Douglas Hyde

(17 January 1860 - 12 July 1949 / Castlerea / County Roscommon)

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I Am Raferty


I am Raferty the Poet
Full of hope and love,
With eyes that have no light,
With gentleness that has no misery.

Going west upon my pilgrimage
By the light of my heart,
Feeble and tired
To the end of my road.

Behold me now,
And my face to the wall,
A-playing music
Unto empty pockets.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011

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  • ..... W@king Up..... (4/21/2013 10:46:00 PM)

    Empty pockets... Sometimes we find things in them we had not idea were there, and it goes the same for this poem :)

    - Wu (Report) Reply

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