Subh Milis

Subh Milis

Bhí subh milis
Ar bhaschrann an dorais
Ach mhúch mé an corraí
Ionam d’éirigh,
Mar smaoinigh mé ar an lá
A bheas an bhaschrann glan,
Agus an láimh bheag
Ar iarraidh.  

le Séamus Ó Néill

I came across this poem recently, I had studied it in school. I love it now that I am reading it as a parent. Happy St Patrick’s Day. Here is the translation.

Sweet jam

There was jam
On the doorhandle
But I pushed away the feelings
That rose up in me,
Because I thought of the day
That the doorhandle would be clean
And the little hand
Would be gone.



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