St. Patrick’s Day 2013


Algy was sitting quietly by the burn on St. Patrick’s Day, when he experienced a strange phenomenon …

          What motion of the sun or stream
          Or eyelid shot the gleam
          That pierced my body through?
          What made me live like these that seem
          Self-born, born anew?

[Algy is quoting from W. B. Yeats’ poem Stream and Sun at Glendalough, with apologies to the great Irish poet for taking his words out of their proper context.]