Grá Dé

Rody Gorman
from  Sweeney, an intertonging
Seachnaím an slua.
Teithim romham roimh fhir is mhná.
Rithim le damh rua
Thar an ré 
Agus ar an má
Gan anam beo gan Dia.
Tá mé cho sona liom ar fud na gcon alla
Ó Eachtaí go hEalla,
Beo ar chaora is ar chreamh
Is ar bhiolar mar bhia
Agus ar ghrá Dé
Idir thalamh is neamh.
     For the Love of Charitygod
I shieldyieldshun the fairtarmycrowd. I shunflee from men and women. I run with the red championox-stags across the mooneraplain and on the mazeplainwithout a soul or God. I’m as happy on my tod through among the wild championhounds from Aighty to Dulhallow, quickliving on sheepberries and wild garlic and watercress for my lot and charitygod love bothbetween earth and non-skyheaven. 
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Issue 119

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 119:

Edited by Vona Groarke

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 119 includes new poems by 48 poets including Frank Ormsby, John Kinsella, Rachel Coventry, Aifric Mac Aodha, Gerald Dawe, Alice Miller and Claire Potter. Also included are translations by Richard Begbie and Kirsten Lodge, an essay on Bishop, Lowell, Heaney and Grennan by David McLoghlin, and reviews of Paul Muldoon, Paul Durcan, Sarah Clancy, Medbh McGuckian, Kate Tempest, George the Poet, and many more. The issue also features photography by Hugh O'Conor, Dominic Turner, Sheila McSweeney, Fergus Bourke and John Minihan.