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Yesterday’s Sun and wind, a poem for the January sun.

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A view of Slievemamon, county Tipperary
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Yesterday’s Sun and wind

By : Ann Copland

She is the wind swift and pure
so rare to find her like this, still innocent
above a sunny afternoon far into tomorrow.

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The wind begins three Counties away
to cool the day, relieve us from the warming sun
Were you not sure she is real?

One day, you may see her, if you look
very close, spheres carry new molecules
Her breath is ice, you’ll feel it early maybe
just a brief gust before the temperatures drop

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Welcome on a January afternoon
by the time we see a branch sway
or a hat tumble, the freezing breath
has warmed to a gentle winter breeze
So much effort, the team who make nature

I’ll let the wind breathe

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An old farm with a mountain view.

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The old farm with a mountain view, Ninemile house, Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Irish Landscape is full of old Farms and home places, filled with many memories of generations past…..

This farm is located very close to the mountain of Slievenamon, country Tipperary.

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Sunrise from the Mountains, By : Anna Katherine Green (1846-1935)

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Sigma x3 slr camera, 18-50mm f3.5 – f4.5 lens
Slievenamon, county Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Sunrise from the Mountains, By : Anna Katherine Green (1846-1935)

Hung thick with jets of burning gold, the sky
Crowns with its glorious dome the sleeping earth,
Illuminating hill and vale. O’erhead,
The nebulous splendor of the milky way
Stretches afar; while, crowding up the heavens,
The planets worship ‘fore the thrones of God,
Casting their crowns of gold beneath His feet.

It is a scene refulgent! and the very stars
Tremble above, as though the voice divine
Reverberated through the dread expanse.
But soft! a change!

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A timid creeping up of gray in east–
A loss of stars on the horizon’s verge–

Gray fades to pearl and spreads up zenithward,
The while a wind runs low from hill to hill,
As if to stir the birds awake, rouse up
The nodding trees, and draw off silence like
A garment from the drowsy earth. The heavens
Are full of points of light that go and come
And go, and leave a tender ashy sky.

The pearl has pushed its way to north and south,
Save where a line spun ‘tween two peaks at east,
Gleams like a cobweb silvered by the sun.

It grows–a gilded cable binding hill
To hill! it widens to a dazzling belt
Half circling earth, then stretches up on high–
A golden cloth laid down ‘fore kingly feet.

Thus spreads the light upon the heavens above,
While earth hails each advancing step, and lifts
Clear into view her rich empurpled hills,
To keep at even beauty with the sky.

The neutral tints are deeply saffroned now;
In streaks, auroral beams of colored light
Shoot up and play about the long straight clouds
And flood the earth in seas of crimson. Ah,
A thrill of light in serpentine, quick waves,
A stooping of the eager clouds, and lo,
Majestic, lordly, blinding bright, the sun
Spans the horizon with its rim of fire!


Old Houses – A poem by, Robert Cording

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Old cottage, Bansha, county Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Old Houses

By Robert Cording

Year after year after year
I have come to love slowly

how old houses hold themselves—

before November’s drizzled rain
or the refreshing light of June—

as if they have all come to agree
that, in time, the days are no longer
a matter of suffering or rejoicing.

I have come to love
how they take on the color of rain or sun
as they go on keeping their vigil

without need of a sign, awaiting nothing

more than the birds that sing from the eaves,
the seizing cold that sounds the rafters.

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