Words over Water
A fair friend favoured truth to me
And cast a barb that tore my pride,
As we were locked in row by Dee:
A river flowing through my side.
So sharp the point and clean the poke.
My name Fer Diad, man of smoke.
The hound of Louth was loyal, you see.
A fair friend favoured: truth to me.
Eoin Ó Donnchadha is an historian, teacher and poet from Dublin. He studied history at University College Dublin where his doctoral research on Irish poets was funded by the Irish Research Council. He is currently teaching in the UK.