Rhyme For Our Time
AN ODE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY
Take a piece of Heaven Drop it in the sea
And watch it as it ripples out
As a land forms gradually. Add some myths and legends
And a cheeky little chap Wearing a buckled waistcoat And a firmly placed black cap.
Don’t forget the music Of the happiest kind That raises up your spirit Away from the daily grind. With a little three-leafed emblem Attached to your lapel Soon you will be enchanted
And drawn in under its spell.
There will be no snakes to bother you
As a famous saint ensures That snakes will all be banished
From these misty shores. So just sit back and take in The beauty of the scene And feel the joy of Ireland With its 40 shades of green.
Sheila Webb, Chesham, Bucks.