IN THE STUDIO

IN THE STUDIO

Once more I paint from memory

The hills of Donegal,

And as they rise–ma Gramachree!

In fancy I recall

The fairy song you sang for me

Beside the waterfall.

And when I paint the sparkling tide

That flows by Slievenaree,

I would the boat again might glide

Across the summer sea,

And bring the fairy to my side

Who sang that song for me.

French, Percy. (1980) ‘Prose, Poems & Parodies.’  Dublin, Helicon Limited