1 thought on “Snow Walkers”

  1. Above the fields in view of Clara the sky looking gray
    It has rained overnight and more rain on the way
    In the farmyard sheds the cattle are bellowing for silage or hay
    It is windy and cold by the Boggeraghs today

    The strong January wind has the cold breath of snow
    And the mottled gray migratory redwing thrushes chirp on bare trees and hedgerow
    They will be flying north for to breed in the Spring
    And in far away woods they will whistle and sing

    In January in Duhallow the sky of rain clouds seldom clear
    And the songs of the wild birds is something one does not hear
    Though house sparrows the birds who do not have a song
    Everyday in the backyards do chirp all day long

    The Finnow bank high in flood waters of brown
    Babbling loud as it races towards the Blackwater in rushy wet fields by Millstreet Town
    And the cold wind from the Boggeraghs howling in the bare trees
    On weather temperatures low if not lower than zero degrees

    This is only a rhyme of a life i did know
    Of a time of year when grass refuse to grow
    In the fields of Duhallow from here far away
    The sun does not shine on the Boggeraghs today.

    “By The Boggeraghs Today” is by Francis Duggan


    Mushera Mountain from Clara Mushera Mountain from Clara

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