Friday, March 15, 2013

In Anticipation of Dessert

With favourite recipe, time to perform!
Occasion calls for flavour and romance,
Ingredients for colour, taste and charm,
For energy and passion in the dance.
With seasoning, perfume of spice and herbs,
The sizzling of oil within the pan,
The heat and tender meat, some gentle words
To tease between later and present calm,
Attentive watch to see that nothing burns,
A deft flick of the wrist and skilful hands,
A tasting bite delights a waiting tongue
Impatient to satisfy its demands,

The plates are filled, the first course of our feast,
To be left bare, to be enjoyed, a treat.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Agus Scátháin

Gheallaigh solas bán guthán mo charad
Tráthnóna inné is muid inár suí
Os comhar scáileáin sa choláiste seo
Gan smál ar imeall chathair Luimní,
Tweet ag fógairt go raibh cinneadh déanta
Cé go mbeidh ina nua-phápa
Ar na 1.2 billiún caitliceach
Ar fud an domhain, de réir na nuachta,
Is muid ag féachaint ar 'Cré Na Cille',
Ag léamh guíonna na nguthanna marbha,
Ag gáire faoina sean-traidisiúin,
Deatach bán os cionn na Róimhe
Fiú tar éis gach saghas fidléireachta.