Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

shamrockYes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. The day of The Green.

So be bold – go dance in the winds, throw shamrocks to the stars, kiss the Blarney Stone if you’re at the Castle, wax poetic if you’re not, remember good friends (Ireland’s great for finding the best of them), drink a Guinness or two and toast the magic, spout Yeats, Beckett, Heaney, or Joyce,revel in the music of tin flutes, bohrans, and Mary Black singing ‘Ireland’ – and then, for sure for sure, welcome that gold bucket full of love and luck into your life, and celebrate the day.

Happy St. Pat’s Day Everyone!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” …W.B.Yeats

shamrocks for st patrick's day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day – so go on now, celebrate The Green, raise a glass to the isle, toast the impossibly possible, dance with good friends, delight in great moments, and whatever you do, don’t forget the magic – because the magic is so much of what makes The Green, and life itself, truly special.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVERYONE!

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And now for something different…

I usually don’t post other people’s work on this site. In fact I think I’ve only done it once before. But recently this poem came my way, having been written by a friend. Created in the midst of yet another migraine, it is intense, raw; the word ‘visceral’ comes to mind. However, it is also, to me, incredibly well-written so I offer it to you.

The author’s name is Jorge A. S. Pereira. If you want to make contact with him, he can be reached at – poetofeverydaytruth at gmail.com

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by: Jorge A. S. Pereira ©2015

I
whopperofaheadache
no
amigraine
afuckinmigraine
again
throbbingpounding
cantbelieveitheadache
likeahammeronacoconut
shellabouttocrackandsplit
notagainmigraine
likebraininironcage
tossedandbangedaround
stuckandcantgetout
fuckincagedinpain
itsadevilinsidethehead
takingpillsforit
aroundtheclock
likenursing
no
likenursingno
appeasingrelentlessmonster
yamonsterofmigraine
sotiredoflivingwithmigraine
thatgotamakeyouold
thataloneagesandcrumbles
andthatsnotenough
thisfuckinmigraine
nonono
othehearthastojoinin
acheslikehelltoo
beatskipsandspeeds
goesallerratic
othepain
thepainofsuddenstabbing
thepainoflongneedle
reallylongneedle
slowlyinjectedandgoingin
fuckindeepgoingin

//

cantbelieveitmigraine
cantbelieveitheartache
allatonceonegiganticpain
everymomentfeelsproblematic
yanotagain
itslikeaninvaderinthehome
yourfuckinhome
onceinman
youcantgethimoutquickly
nosir
hetakeshissweettime
youkeepproddinghimgently
notupsethimyousee
hopinghefuckinleavessoon
itsnevertoosoon
forthecagedbrain
screaminginpain
heck
forthecagedmindeven
maybeonlyonecurethen
tositinthequietlandscape
yathelandscapeofsolitude
intotaldarkness
orsomedimlighting
thatsright
thetypeofdarknessandlighting
ofalunarnight
waydeepinthecountryside
likeyoualone
inthemiddleoftheuniverse
thatsright
justalone
somewherealone
inaveryquietuniverse
justenoughlighttoseewhereiamgoing
shit
justtoseewhereiam
forthisfaintheart
thisficklemind
onlythesimplegentlepleasures
nottoofastnottoosudden

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evenslowandgentle
fuckincrazy
evenslowandgentle
canbetoomuch
thatshowcrazy
amistrongtojustbehere
orplainstupidtotolerate
theseraspymomentsthatgrate
soiamhere
withawhopperofamigraine
arattledbrain
hopingforrelief
soonisverygood
hopingforlongmomentstobebrief
nothereyet
couldlastaweekibet
likemanytimesbefore
thesedevilsknockingonmydoor
soidancewiththefuckininvader
dancewiththefuckinmonster
strangehowthebodyfeelslikeatraitor
strangehowyoufeelpossessedbyyourownmind
whatatriplifeis
peaceofmindwouldbegood
butawisegurutoldthatsinsane
youeitherhavepeace
youeitherhavemind
youcannothavethemtogether
youhavetodecidewhichofthetwo
yawhatatriplifeis

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soisithere
multiplepainandall
draggingtobewell
likeanangelthatsufferedafall
seekingtogazeonasaintlyface
tofeelwrappedbyholiness
theholinessofnature
thatsanctityofnature
naturethatsthefaceofthegoddess
thesmilinggoddess
thatsright
iseekhertouchandpresence
todrowninherembraceandsolace
thereimayfeelabitofmyessence

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fuck
whoknowsanyway
thewholefuckinworldisdelusional
everythinginitisdelusional
andthatmeansmeandeverybeing
sowhatthen
sowhatnow
fuckinnothing
trytothinknothing
trytodonothing
justfuckinsitandsit
andletthestormpassby
thatsright
waitandwaitandwait
maybeiamdoingjustfine
amstillhereaminot
wellthatswhereeverythingstartsandends
thatgotabesomething
right
here
now
whatelsebuthereandnow