Poetry by Noelene Beckett Crowe, Mayo Genealogy Group

Emigration

Area’s exodus, disorientation, trepidation

Communities established

Descendants materialise on

Ancestral homesteads.

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Timeless Passage

As dawn broke with its majestic rainbow hues

Instilled magical awakenings as we gathered to

Join with previous generations in greeting our

Solar visitor as he provides his glorious gifts across

This sacred place

Chanted voices, singing children, hands raised, the moment

Savoured as beat of drums reverberated across these

Glorious ancient mounds

We offered gratitude with the shared spirits awareness of

Future inhabitants who will replace our footsteps on this

Hallowed ground in thanksgiving.

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Legacy

Am earthbound, immobile

Connection with Universe

Permanence, endurance

Consciousness

Minuscule yet share this expanse

Rainbows, snowdrops engage me

Companionship of ivy or moss

Shelter / heat bestowed

Insight provided.

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Movements

Colours activity a time in space

Vast empty places thronged

With our own persona

—–

Vigorous actions plus constant

Varied myriad pulses hasten

Across vast areas

Fleeting, rapid, exotic

Awesome awareness

Of oceans, land, seas, sky

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One little planet, so minuscule

Yet present, an essential

Component of this

Wondrous universe

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Our small town, dot on landscape

Ever beating hearts

Individuals that generate

Awareness in this area

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This tiny room

With minds or

Thoughts emphasising with

Multitudes of previous inhabitants

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This one pen

Depicting

Innermost expression.

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Precious Stone

Am a minuscule section of the protective framework provided within

Sacred walls that support this homestead together for eons

Immobile yet absorbing the emotions within this family clan of children, adults, relations

Consciously reminiscent of the passage of time or place when earth was created

This building was constructed to delight in the hues of black or white in contrast to

The drabness of the walkways of this locale

Am a tacit custodian of secrets

Am a source of knowledge to future descendants as they

Contribute to my memories

Will offer wisdom plus knowledge from this vantage point.

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Awaiting Boatman

Initial oils display

Russet, maroon vacant vessel

In anticipation of its owner’s arrival

As it bounces happily on welcoming waves

Blue water reflected from sky

Sun’s rays dance on landscape

October hues adorn lake bank

Burgundy, saffron, cinnamon, moss, olive with

An autumnal array of foliage

Painting’s expectation of pleasant outing

Enjoyment assured on expedition.

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Pondering!

I wonder as I wander out under the clouds

Amid a rose garden

How the abundance of colours

Appear to the visually – impaired?

I wonder as I wander out under the clouds

In forests deep

What natural vibrations

Appear to the hard – of – hearing?

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I wonder as I wander out under the clouds

Atop mountain high

Whether physically challenged

Would wish to be here

I wonder as I wander out under the clouds

Along valleys green

When animals and humans

Will share this planet equally

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I wonder as I wander out under the clouds

By water’s edge

Why people of various hues

Fail to live in peace

I ponder while I wander

Out under the clouds.

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Environmental Reverberation

Tranquillity

Feathered friends’ pleasurable lyrical lilts

Bees humming buzzing flitting towards nectar

Leafy perennials enchanted swishes

Felis catus companion’s purring miaous

Human’s guffaws or chortles

Children’s enjoyable babbles

Hullabaloo

Canis familiaris barks, yelps, growls

Equine’s whinny, bovine bellows or lowing

Ice cream vans distorted wails

Vying clamorous musical discord

Motorized vehicles pandemonium

Screeching squeaking gates

Emergency aiders pierced destressed urgency

Hoovering helicopters choppy shrieks

Small gliders circular  commotion

Cacophonies

Trains rumbles, quarry blasting

Pitter – patter knocks on glass

Cats & dogs dance on driveways

Telephone irritations or re-echoes

Booming thunderclaps

Jarring racket of electrical garden tools

Exasperating leaf – blowers of eighty decibels.

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Privilege

Rural, urban dwellers

Regal, peasant descent

Civilian, military personage

Lineage of Oriental

New world or Diverse

Populace

Male, female

Young, aged

All bestow

Guidance, wisdom

Of eons past

Genes, statute, traits

Passed on from

Guardians of our

Homelands

Homage is due to

Our many Great – Grandparents

Who protected our Planet

So we may enjoy its

Beauty today.

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Past to future

As dawn broke with its majestic rainbow hues

Instilled magical awakenings as we gathered to

Join with previous generations in greeting our

Solar visitor as he provides his glorious gifts across

This sacred place

Chanted voices, singing children, hands raised, the moment

Savoured as beat of drums reverberated across these

Glorious ancient mounds

We offered gratitude with the shared spirits awareness of

Future inhabitants who will replace our footsteps on this

Hallowed ground in thanksgiving.

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Views from Window

Earth’s expansive canopy

Speckled with snow like cotton wool

Golden sphere bestows nurturing temperature

White chestnut flutters arms in greeting

Cherry blossoms contrasting magenta hues

Winged creatures’ traverse, swoop

Entertain, embellish verdant leaves

Moss green grass embraces cement

Butterflies or bees gratified by scented blooms

Diverse residences

Cats or dogs lazily doze

Children compete at football, skip

Engage in games, roller – skate

Gardeners, tradesmen labour

Neighbour’s converse

Contribute contentment to this

Cul – de – Sac.

 

Winter View from Window

Celestial opaque firmament

Winter’s rooted skeletons adorned with silvery webs

Atmospheric moisture descends atop emerald terrain

Snow falls facilitates pleasurable recreation.

 

Night View from Window

Welcome due to sunset to

Sunrise’s cloak of black

Star’s scintillation

Silvery protector whether

Crescent or circle

New or full

Illuminates Universe.

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