CROSSING IRELAND" "HUDSON VALLEY SUNRISE" by ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL


The last poem in Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s series. Click “Crossing Ireland” for the opening essay.  More about Angela Alaimo O’Donnell.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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HUDSON VALLEY SUNRISE 

 

The sun a brilliant girl this morning,

puts me in mind of MacGillycuddy rising,

the mountain behind our B&B

who whispered mist all day to me

while I fell in love with Cill Airne.

I was a sly watcher, not letting her know

what it meant to live in her shadow,

I, a girl long in love with the sun,

saw my self in her dark disposition.

I gave up light, not counting the cost.

I felt found and I felt lost,

living her murk and uncertainty

instead of the native clarity

my southern soul had long demanded,

hearing, for once, what my heart commanded.

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