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It Happened At That Moment

It Happened At That Moment



I stood in the periphery,

Yet savored the enormity of sun

cast my way from

just beyond the garden

there...

...There

I stood, too enthralled to speak

too enamored to move

Then It touched my soul

the lush sweet smell of Spring

I reached out and ran my fingers

gently ‘cross the rose petals velvety embrace

My friend enveloped me with trust

Bade me see beyond the weeds castigation

See the… Continue

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

THE PAXTON FILE PLOG

hell all
in particular my 12 ex pat,s , why are we only 13 what can we do to build our team up ? lets go , also if you have any comment on american politics /irish post them on the blog ITS GREAT TO BE A EX PAT,S
TONY PAXTON

Added by tony paxton on May 2, 2008 at 15:22 — No Comments

Celtic Music: Lúnasa and Celtic Music Lenses

My latest Squidoo lens in the Celtic Music series is for the Irish traditional band Lúnasa, another group I discovered by listening to liveIreland.com. They released their first self-titled album in 1999 and it became an immediate best seller in Ireland, and was named one of the top ten albums of the year by the Irish Echo in the US. With the release of a "best of" album this year, they now have seven to their credit. The band tours… Continue

Added by MobyD on May 2, 2008 at 4:00 — No Comments

Sea Lust And Greed

The ship came sailing in;

Upon its magnificent deck,

rested a cargo of fine silver and gold trinkets.

The many shapes and colors of precious gems

glistened from within the depths of huge trunks.

The laughter of evil men rang out across the quiet

vastness of the sea.

Their greedy eyes devoured what was rightfully ours,

while their blood splattered hands molested our very souls;

(As) we the crew silently prepared to die at the hands

of these… Continue

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 3:31 — No Comments

Simmer The Heat

Honeysuckle... roses
Bees-- laughter of children
Barbecue and pool parties
Graduation-- changes pending
Sun showers and afternoons spent fishing
Sweet sun burning winter's skin
Noxema and repellent
Catching fireflies
Loving life

Felicia Maisey
Copyright ©2008 Felicia M. Maisey

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 3:30 — No Comments

The Wind

My how the wind, the wind with its glorious self righteousness
soothes me, moves me to action, aids in my quest for peace
The wind sees all and knows all
It carries your whispers into the night'
and dreams into the day
The wind, the wind its power self evident
The wind, a healer of seasons, destoyer of lives
The wind someday shall carry me away to a better place

Felicia Maisey
Copyright ©2008 Felicia M. Maisey

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 3:29 — No Comments

Through the Gilded Birdcage Frame

Like a wild animal, called upon to be tame

I swiftly exercised all chemicals from my veins

Savagely, I fought to maintain a little sanity

I mopped up after every storm, opened windows;

Pretended to breath

My wings were broken and I forgot how to sing,

Until at last, a ray of sun shown through the looking glass,

Setting it aflame

As the fire spread, I almost prayed for death to come

And allow me to escape the pain

But alas, I survived

Like a… Continue

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 3:20 — No Comments

Weeds

There are weeds in the garden.

Blending with the flowers,

Quite often they seem beautiful,

Distracting from view the essence of a blossom.

They feel like flowers and grow undaunted, if one is not careful,

Until, unattended, they strangle the life from the flower at its very roots.

The petals wither, drop to Earth, and suddenly the lovely garden is no more.

It stands barren; so alone, except for the colorful weeds.

There is no more scent to the air, no… Continue

Added by Felicia on May 2, 2008 at 3:19 — No Comments

Rowan Tree and USI Chamber Choir Tour Schedule - May 08- Ireland

May 13

Rowan Tree at Sean Óg's Pub Tralee 6:30pm - closing



May 14

Rowan Tree and the USI Chamber Choir

8:00pm

St. Mary's Church, Dingle, Co Clare



May 15

Rowan Tree and USI Chamber Choir

7:30pm

Our Lady and St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ennistymon

Trad session to follow at Cooley's Pub, Ennistymon.



May 16 Rowan Tree


Gus O'Conner's Pub, Doolin, Co. Clare

Noon



Evening session… Continue

Added by Daniel-O! on May 1, 2008 at 20:13 — No Comments

Celtic Music: Alasdair Fraser

With this latest Squidoo lens, I'm back to focusing on performers. Alasdair Fraser is a fantastically talented player and teacher of traditional Scottish fiddle music. I learned about him from a coworker around 1989 - he had a tape of The Road North playing in his car while we rode home from work one day. I was impressed, and the next January, we went to a Burns Night celebration at Sanders Theater at Harvard University to see him… Continue

Added by MobyD on May 1, 2008 at 1:13 — No Comments

One of the best Smog songs ever! This one's called "The Well"

The Well



I could not work

So I threw a bottle into the woods

And then I felt bad

For the doe paw

And the rabbit paw

So I went looking for the pieces

Of the bottle that I threw

Because I couldn’t work



I went deep

Further than i could throw

And i came upon an old abandoned well

All boarded over

With a drip hanging from the bucket still



Well I watched that drip but it would not drop

I watched that drip but… Continue

Added by Ronnie on April 30, 2008 at 18:54 — No Comments

The Timeclock

Have you ever truly considered the validity in the adage, "youth is wasted on the young?" Awhile back, I had a project for class, and I found myself reading a book entitled, "Dances With Luigi." The author was a young man hellbent on utilizing his American idealism in Italy, until a very astute and insightful neighbor befriends him and begins to assist him in his journey of discovery. As the author reconnects with his heritage and his family, long forgotten by his American relatives, he begins… Continue

Added by Felicia on April 30, 2008 at 17:55 — No Comments

Frangipan's ....

Five musicians around a magic cauldron, a clearing delighted, and a strange mixture that provide energy and pace to play until daybreak. Frangipan's, a group travelled to the music: Britain, Ireland, compositions, to find music, dance, dream, share. A horse on their instruments (violin / vocals, accordion / bouzouki, guitar / bodhràn, cello-whistle, derbouka / drum of water), they are on their way to new adventures full of complicity.



URL de son profil… Continue

Added by Miss O Connor on April 29, 2008 at 20:02 — No Comments

It's time to turn off the news for a while.

I've noticed how my attitude changes when I listen to too much news on the radio or see too much of it on the television. Mind you, I don't watch much TV anyway, but I do read a lot of news and listen to the radio all day. If I were to take all of the news of the day as defining the state of the world, I'd have to say we're pretty much f#@ked. That kind of gets me down and I'm sure it does many others. I get pissed that nothing really seems to change for the better and that our leaders are… Continue

Added by Ronnie on April 29, 2008 at 17:06 — 1 Comment

FOLK NIGHT, April 26th, 2008

Last night our Bay St. George Folk Arts Council held its monthly folk night. Last night it was held at Clancey's Pub in Stephenville. Our host group was "The Landsmen" (Ed Keeping, George Keeping and Blaine… Continue

Added by Jill (mandogrl) on April 28, 2008 at 21:00 — No Comments

Celtic Music: liveIreland.com

My latest Squidoo lens is a natural choice: liveIreland.com, the site and station that got me inspired to create Celtic music lenses in the first place. Needless to say, I listened to the station throughout the creation of the lens, except when I was checking out the YouTube videos on the page. The first video is Klara McDonnell singing "Ride On." The other five I chose by going through the listings of videos that members of… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 28, 2008 at 0:43 — No Comments

GAAAAAAAAH!

TOO.

MUCH.

TURKISH.

COFFEE!

Added by Ronnie on April 26, 2008 at 19:11 — 1 Comment

Celtic Music: The Thistle & Shamrock

Another day, another Squidoo lens, although I wouldn't count on that continuing to be a daily event.



This lens is about The Thistle & Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie's weekly hour-long program on NPR. Of course, the program has its own excellent and extensive website, so what I've done is give a brief idea of the show and site, then I picked five CDs (so far) featured on recent broadcasts Fiona did for new music she'd… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 26, 2008 at 1:33 — No Comments

Me, a poet..?? (Truth is stranger than fiction)

No Answers



I’m sorry, but you’ll get no answers from me.

Hell, if I had answers, ‘tis wealthy I‘d be.

Questions are many, but answers are few,

And the wealthy don’t share with the likes of me and you..



At least not their answers to how they got rich –

Their happiness, prosperity, and tax benefits.

Oh, they’ll tell you it’s hard work, perseverance and toil,

“Good luck..?? No way, José..!! That’s just a foil..!!”



But isn’t… Continue

Added by Dabhoch on April 25, 2008 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Me and Ireland...

Eurovision Song Contest, Norway 8th May 1996..... I was 8 years old that day and like the whole Greece, I was watching the contest on TV. Being in that young age, you can't realise very well the songs and the whole contest had no interest for me..But suddenly I heard a song which fascinated me a lot. The name of the country was "Ireland", and there was a woman with a fantastic voice and a man who was playing "a weird drum" (i didn't know anything about bodhran then...). It was Eimear Quinn with… Continue

Added by Dimitris K. on April 25, 2008 at 14:10 — 1 Comment

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