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sinead moore (195.101.242.99 - 195.101.242.99)
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

When I was young I performed an Irish poem at a feis. My father spent many hours training me to speak it correctly. He has since died, and now I want to find that poem - I dream about it in my sleep.

It is a poem about Jean, a Frenchman I believe, who is looking out at the rough sea in wintertime, and thinking about life and death - as far as I remember his thinking symbolized death which is why I think I dream about it. The poem is dark, sorrowful yet beautiful. Is this enough for anyone to recognise it?

I know I would recognise it if I read it, I know it but it is deep in my subconscious. Any hints would be appreciated.

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