The Merry Fairies of Kerry:
Deep in the heart of the forest they roam
A great circle of fairies and the occasional
A dancin' and prancin' their eyes ever
I'm thinkin' they may do a wee bit of
Like sipping poteen from a magical stream
That's said to flow close to the village of
These fairies stay merry in the Grand Ring of
Tis a wonderful home for tree roaming
Where the leprechauns leap over six, silly
And the fairies do fly - I'm tellin' no
Now, I know what you're thinkin', yer sure
I've been drinkin'
Alright, alright, it's probably
I may have been sipping a poteen or two.
Yet, despite what you think, I believe what
Is a common occurrence in the grand scheme of
Kathleen Burns Bender
I was briefly in the village of
Sneem late last September during a tour stop. My
sister and I were travel companions, and when our
tour coach drove thru Sneem we became very excited.
You see, our maiden name is Burns, and we saw the
name on a number of your local shops.
I popped into one shop to
purchase postcards and inquired if there
were many Burns' in town. The shopkeeper told
me about your famous Irish storyteller Batt
I contacted Mr. Burns after I
decided to write a grad school paper on traditional
Irish storytelling and wrote a wee bit of poetry
for another class. Mr. Burns called me last Winter,
I read him my poem, asked if I should submit it. He
seemed to enjoy it.
I'm on a quarter break from
school (John F. Kennedy University in the San
Francisco CA Bay Area) so I have some spare time.
I'm hoping to return to Ireland, and especially
Sneem, after I get my Master's degree in a couple
of years time. I hope you like my effort at
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