Ellen Nic Thomás; An Plúirín Dubh

An Plúirín Dubh

Tú féin,
is do gháire daite,
id’ bhaclóg,
id’ phlúirín,
faoi scáth na gréine,
maidin samhraidh úd,
in aimsir réamhdhorchadais an fhómhair.
Chuir tú lámh id’ lonradh fhéin,
is chaith ar chách id’ chóngaireacht.
Scaip tú síolta sonais,
sa ghaoth go héadrom.
Bhraith mé teocht do mheanma,
chomh te le tine cnámh ar Oíche Shinn Sheáin,
is armóin ár gceol ag séideadh sa leoithne.
Ach leis an ngrianstad,
mheath tú ar aon leis an an solais,
is bhriog mé méar ar do dhealga.
Thit do chuid duilleoga,
is rugadh ort ag fuacht an gheimhridh.

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Biography

Ellen Nic Thomás is a bilingual Dublin poet. She studied English Literature and Modern Irish at Trinity college. She writes in both English and Irish, and much of her subject matter comes from ideas about culture, language and folklore. She is an avid reader, a language enthusiast, and dabbles in performance. Her work has been published by headstuff.org and The Attic (Dublin University Literary Society annual publication). Her poem, “Beochaoineadh Máthar Maoise” is currently being used in a collaborative contemporary musical composition as part of a series put together by the Irish Composers’ Collective. 

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