Thursday, October 2, 2008


A light, cool breeze
I turned to view a green field,
In an instant,
Memories of you

Sunrise would be bedtime
Sleep deprived and backwards
Past the silent Aughnanure Castle
To the shores of the Lough Corrib

Warm tomatos, eggs and bacon
German tourists with well wishes
Cows graze in unspoiled meadows
Fog rolls in the morning

Red Rover, red Rover
Traverse the Connemara.
From Cliffs seven hundred feet above,
Wind down to sandy white beaches

Point then turn to follow
Hold breath through brambled branches
Ruins for exploration
Blazing skies blanket the mountains.

Tired of ham and cheese,
Chinese food in Galway?
Everything closes so early
Food past six is Guinness

Peat moss and singing fill the air
Dirt roads that wind with a smile
I miss the smells and sounds
Serenity and peace


Sahara said...

Jenn, that was beautiful! :)

And I loved all the pictures too!


Expressions By Devin said...

that was a wonderful poem the pictures are amazing:0)

caf said...

those are all beautiful places for a wedding :) just a random thought.

Bree said...

I love how writing makes time and location move. This captures the randomness of travel perfectly! (The best chinese food I've ever had was in Prague!) Beautiful and simple, Jenn.

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Looks beautiful there...

Mary said...

Just amazing!

High Desert Diva said...

Memories mixed with photos...nothing better...unless you GO BACK!

Suldog said...

God, that's lovely - the poem and the photos. That cliff-face! Wow!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful pictures..

Maine-y-ac said...

You made me want to go there -- soon!

TheresaJ said...

beautiful post - both in the reading of it as well as the photos!

pastrywitch said...

ach, lassie, the joys of the cooked breakfast...........I'm hungry now, with a need to go wandering. Beautiful post.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Fabulous, wish we could all be there right now!
Great poem, great pics.
Love you, Mum

ginger said... i was there with german tourists and warm tomatoes (you with eggs and bacon).

falala lovely jenn.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a dramatic scenery you shared to us today.

Magical feelings, i got!

Have a nice w/end ahead.

cheers from chilly Stockholm...

Hyla said...

LOVE Ireland!


Blackfeatherfarm said...

Love the castle and the cliff, I feel like I just took a mini-trip !

silvianovesette said...

Well, you really mived me as I lived in Galway and surroundings for half a year...I simply love Connemara!
I fell in love with Irish people suddenly, they're truly genuine and friendly fellas!!!You're right: one should visit this part of Ireland, to breath nature, roughness, adventure, the so called Irish Far West:-)
Even in winter, it's charming and when it's cold you have the perfect alibi to drink as many irish coffees as possible to get warm:-P
Smart Fellas!