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Two Magpies – Lough Atalia

by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Before me from the railtrack a magpie few
Alone over the lake to trees
Another for sorrow, of the piseog I thought:
Superstition the mind does seize!
Then, walking on, to myself I smiled
As another flew there in front of me
“Two for joy” or so the piseog says
I, the walker, hope that it comes to be…


Posted on 05/08/2015
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