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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through December 27, 2004 » Cuireadh do Mhuire « Previous Next »

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Tomás (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 03:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Scríobh Mairtín Ó Direáin an dán seo i 1942 i measc An Dara Cogadh agus é ina chónaí ar Árainn.


Cuireadh do Mhuire

An eol duit, a Mhuire,
Cá rachair i mbliana,
Ag iarraidh foscaidh
Do do Leanbh Naofa,
Tráth a bhfuil gach doras
Dúnta ina éadan,
Ag fuath is uair
An chine dhaonna?

Deonaigh glaca
Le cuireadh uaimse
Go hoileáin mara
San Iarthar cianda.
Beidh coinnle geala
I ngach fuinneoig lasta
Is tine mhóna
Ar theallach adhainte.

--le Máirtín Ó Direáin, 1942


An Invitation to Mary

Do you know, Mary,
Where you will go this year,
Seeking shelter
For your Holy Infant,
When every door
Has been closed in his face
By this cold and hate-filled
Race of men?

Graciously accept
My invitation
To this sea-swept island
In the forsaken West.
There will be bright candles
In each window lit,
And a turf fire
Warming the hearth.

-- After the Irish of Máirtín Ó Direáin,
Translation by Tomás Ó hÉadromáin


Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh.

Tomás

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Tomasocarthaigh
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

That is a lovely poem... one we never see on our Christmas cards.



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