by: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
I cannot tell you how it was;
But this I know: it came to pass–
Upon a bright and breezy day
When May was young, ah pleasant May!
As yet the poppies were not born
Between the blades of tender corn;
The last eggs had not hatched as yet,
Nor any bird forgone its mate.
I cannot tell you what it was;
But this I know: it did but pass.
It passed away with sunny May,
With all sweet things it passed away,
And left me old, and cold, and grey.
I love this time of year all the fields in County Kilkenny are coming to life. The Rapeseed fields are just the most wonderful site of them all…..
She buried the thought
seeds of long ago .
Spirit fields then did ignite
with rapeseed light.
By : Saiom Shriver
Located At the N10/M9 junction on the Kilkenny bypass, Blanchfieldsland is the remains of an old estate house. These days the house and its walled gardens sit in the middle of rapeseed fields.
A very peaceful picture!
Kilkenny landscapes, by kilkenny based photographer Nigel Borrington .