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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A little tribute to Irish poetry

Open your hearts to this “much-enduring land”
It is a place close to our hearts
where “God has spread His sweetness”,
where a generous abundance of spirit resides,
and people know that

with your imagination
through the poetry of its people:
to let our souls leave this beloved land behind.

Welcome to a little Irish poetry celebration otherwise known as the 19th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture.  I've written the carnival differently this time: in poetic form!  (With help from the poets, both known and anonymous, shared by this edition's contributors: I've borrowed the phrases in quotes above.)

Thanks to each of you that shared an Irish poem or blessing in honor of U.S. National Poetry Month 2010 (I placed links to them within the poem above as well as listed below).  Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Why not carry one around with you to share with others today?  Click on the links within the poem above to find a few possibilities, or write your own!

Thanks to those of you that participated in this edition:

After poking around these little pockets of Irish poetry on the web, please make plans to join us for the upcoming 20th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture.  Getting back to genealogy, this edition will be entitled "I Speak From Experience".  Deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 27, 2010. For details visit the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture blog.


FranE said...

Lisa thank you for the opportunity to participate. I love reading the different blogs that participate and gain some Irish insight from each.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

...you were one of the first genealogy blogs I visited, way back when...

Congratulations on MyHeritage.com Top 100 Recognition!

Bill ;-)

Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...


Thank you for your very kind words. Despite the fact I have not been able to make an significant progress on my family history "across the pond", my Irish roots continue to be my favorite brick wall. I love being a part of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture and am glad you've provided us a place to proudly display our Irish heritage! Can't wait for the next Carnival!



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