Thanks for the best Christmas gift 2010 I have received so far, Helen -
proof positive that you have a very good grasp of the Irish language!
Scríobh 22/12/2010 05:07, Helen McKay:
> So thanks for the poem Marion, its beautiful. I cant say that I
> understand the structures of the prose precisely, but this year I can
> read it enough to make some sort of sense out of it, so very exciting -
> here's my rendition, with a little licence, if I may? Maybe next year I'll
> be able to grasp the internal beauty of the words better...
> D'fhan an ghrian ina stad os cionn na hÉireann inniu
> agus í idir dhá chomhairle faoi ar cheart di filleadh
> nó dul caol díreach ar aghaidh amach as an stair
> le misneach an té nach feasach di cad is dán di.
> The Sun stood motionless over Eire today,
> caught between two minds was she,
> whether to turn back again, or to set her face straight ahead
> out of history courageously, as one
> who does not know where her destiny lies.
Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland
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