Ireland, My Home

Updated on December 1, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

This ancient land of music and verse

Where ruins abide in half-remembered

Days of battles fought on windswept shores

And the breath of Oscar Wilde permeates the air


Within each Irish home glows the fire

Of welcome where friends and family

Gather as the legends of generations

Fall softly like mist turning to rain


Childhood memories of ethereal worlds

Are carried across the sea on the spirit

Of waves and gently brought ashore

Where the joy of tradition still resides


As the lilt of Irish laughter is embraced

Within this land of forty shades of green

Amongst the warmth of friendship

In the knowledge of acceptance and love


Where prayers are said in ancient abbeys

And dreams conspire with the sun to create

A waterfall of remembering and hope

Leaving its mark on this island where I belong

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    © 2019 Lorna Lamon

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      • Luis G Asuncion profile image

        Luis G Asuncion 

        12 hours ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        What a lovely beautiful poem. Great to read. Thanks for sharing.

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        Lora Hollings 

        3 days ago

        A beautiful poem,Lorna, which captures the mystical spirit and rugged beauty of Ireland. How true your poetry rings of a land where legends and myths still prevail among the people, in the emerald isle. I hope to one day visit this lovely country! Thank you for sharing.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 days ago from The Caribbean

        I'm impressed with the features of your homeland that stand out for you. Hospitality, laughter, prayers and such speak of a happy life. Good representation and good poetry!

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        Liz Westwood 

        3 days ago from UK

        You have really captured a sense and feel for Ireland in this well thought out poem.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 days ago

        How lovely Audrey that you have ancestors from Ireland. It's a very special place to me and I'm sure you would love it if you visited. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for visiting and for your kind comments.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 days ago

        You are so kind Nithya and many thanks for visiting and commenting.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 days ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        How lovely is this poem! I would rather visit Ireland than anywhere else. My ancestors hold so much history from Ireland and Scotland. Thank you, Lorna.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        6 days ago from Dubai

        Beautifully described, your love for Ireland shines through. I enjoyed reading.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        6 days ago

        You are very kind Patricia and how lovely you have Irish heritage. I'm delighted you enjoyed the poem and thank you for sending Angels.

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        Patricia Scott 

        6 days ago from North Central Florida

        O how I would love to visit there. Part of my heritage is Irish so it holds a special place in my heart. You painted such a vivid picture of your land. Angels once again are on the way ps

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        Lorna Lamon 

        6 days ago

        Thank you Devika and it's so true even though I have lived in quite a few countries I love being in Ireland. South Africa is also very beautiful especially Cape Town. Lovely to see you and thank you for commenting.

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        Devika Primić 

        6 days ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Ireland is beautiful and I have met many Irish they visit Croatia and are planning to retire here. You live in a lovely place and always good to be back home as i feel that way when I visit South Africa.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Lovely to see you Tory and thank you for your lovely comments. I hope you do visit Ireland - I am sure you will love it.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Nice of you to visit Yenaros and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for commenting - appreciated.

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        Tory Peta 

        7 days ago

        This is so beautifully written! Ireland is truly a beautiful and special country I have always wanted to visit.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Thank you Manatita for your thoughtful comments. I have worked in many different countries, however, I love coming home to Ireland. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        Yenaros 

        7 days ago from Miami, Fl

        This is fantastic! You have such a way with words flowing with your passion for your home.

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        manatita44 

        7 days ago from london

        So beautiful! I did ask you where you came from without a response. I thought you might be English and well travelled. Did not think Ireland.

        Your poetry, interestingly enough, reminds me of me. Perhaps I used to use that style once. Clear, pragmatic, lucid and succinct. Painting pictures in a very communicable way without the mystic, yet filled with mystery.

        That scenery is breathtaking! Lovely piece!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Lovely to see you Mary and your comments are particularly relevant at this time of year when we are drawn to family, friends and home. Thank you for visiting and your generous comments.

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        Mary Norton 

        7 days ago from Ontario, Canada

        What a poem to wake up to this morning after a family party last night. I enjoyed watching my friends look at their old pictures of the old country and listened to songs of old. Just what you highlighted in your poem...in the warmth of friendship....

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Thank you for visiting John and your comments are always appreciated.

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        John Hansen 

        7 days ago from Queensland Australia

        A lovely tribute to Ireland your homeland Lorna. Good work.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Lovely to see you JC and I would have to agree Ireland is indeed a very special place. Your comments are always appreciated.

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        JC Scull 

        7 days ago from Gainesville, Florida

        Ireland is a beautiful country - Is tír álainn i Eire

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        It does hold a special place in my heart Rosina and even though I have lived in many other countries Ireland will always draw me home. Your comments are always so kind and generous. Thank you for visiting.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        I love that you have Irish ancestry Pamela and so glad you enjoyed the poem. The shades of green have to be seen to be believed - it is a very special place. Thank you for your kind comments Pamela - always appreciated.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 days ago

        Thank you for visiting Louise and for your kind comments. I hope you get to visit the Emerald Isle some day.

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        Rosina S Khan 

        8 days ago

        Your love for your homeland, Ireland is beautifully expressed through this poem. I liked it a lot. Thank you for such a wonderful contribution, Lorna.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        8 days ago from Sunny Florida

        I would love to visit Ireland. Many of my father's ancestors came from Ireland in the 1600s. I love the history and the shades of green reflected in your poetry. This is a lovely poem

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        Louise Powles 

        8 days ago from Norfolk, England

        That's a very nice poem of your homeland. I would love to visit Ireland.

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