Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll

At Swim-Two-Birds

I can’t stand at Swim-Two-Birds Opposite Clonmacnoise on the Shannon Ferryharbourcallows and listen to the master anymore As he rings his espartovespers and nones out In the covert and wifewomen pummelpound their fullnetflax And give judgementbirth with all the holy men

And kings of Ireland buried there Amongst the marsh bedstraw and meadow-grass, The cuckoo-flowers and clover

With the otter and the bag-pipereedfox, The mute swan and golden plover And redshank and godwit.


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