Mí-ádh. A poem by Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin

Is fíor go bhfuil sé tógálach
Is marfach dá réir,
Ag cniogadh an iomad daoine
Sul más mian leis dul i léig.

Gan sinn fulaingt a mhacasamhail
Tá sé doiligh dul i ngleic,
Leis an mí-ádh i gculaith ghaisce
’tá ag triall ar an ghaoth anoir.

Curse (A Translation)

It’s true that it’s infectious
And deadly by degree,
To take such swathes of mortals
’fore fading or yet to cease.

Not to suffer then its likes
It’s hard to comprehend,
A Curse in boastful posture
Drifting the east wind.

Bio & Link
Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin is from Loch Con Aortha, Conamara. He lives there with his wife Úna. He has been writing predominantly in the Irish language for some years now, with two collections of poetry published, Fuaim na Gaoithe Aniar and Rianta Mhórdáin, and also an autobiography of his working life over three continents Seachrán Deoraí. He has come first in a number of competitions for poetry; including Oireachtas na Gaeilge, and Oireachtas na Gaeilge Cheanada. Paddy has work published in Irish language magazines; Comhar, Feasta, Pléaráca and Iorras Aithneach, as well as The Galway Review.

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