writing for my dad

I dedicated A Clockwork Apple to my dad as he died in March last year. It will soon be a year. It has gone so quick. Too quick for someone who doesn't even really feel as though he has gone anywhere! However, coming upto the first anniversary of his leaving us today my older brother went to arrange the headstone. I wrote the words and now I keep thinking, what would he make of them?
The first line can almost be taken as the opening of an old Irish limerick. The second gives the fact, his name and dates, then a more traditional line follows saying simply that he will be sorely missed. The last three lines are in Irish, a mixture of the traditional, the personal and the political.
Gra go deo!

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