wordsout from Cafe Church poems by Joe Kelly   home

Things to remember

The smooth outline of Mt Brandon and also Bally Gaw Tower.
The soft sweet smell of the grass and green vegetation.
The sitting room in Auntie Bridie’s house.
Feelings of affection, joy and thanks giving at our meeting.
The pleasant smell of the turf fire.
The taste of whiskey and water.
The pleasure of an Irish tea, especially the country bread and butter.
The sound of the Irish language being spoken.
Finally my Aunt giving out to people
no nonsense
Hallelujah! Praise be for Bridie and her warm welcome.