“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Luchorpán

His beard was as white as an early Spring snow.
A mischievous old gent from a land far and wide...
A land called Tir De Dana-
'Tis legendary as the Emerald Isle's tide.

In folklore there was an old man with a coat of Kelly Green.
He spent all his days cobbling shoes; crafting heels, laces and sole.
His payment; a cache of coins made from gold.
The tender, stashed and elusive, but never been seen...
At least as the fable 'tis now being told.

A tale, as ancient the land, proclaims coins're hidden -
Concealed somewhere at the end of a prism.
A prism as magical and mysterious as he-
-a tincture of blue, green, purple, yellow, orange 'n' red...
If lucky, you'll find a black, globose pot filled to the brim...
Where? Known as the rainbow, at the earth's outer rim.

At the end of this spectrum; a crescent colorful curtain,
You may, if lucky, discover where planted-
Then, "three of your wishes are granted"...
For if he's captured and the gold coins yours,
Around the world, or on Ireland's shores...
Upon his release, richness and wealth 'tis certain.
Your wealth, for his freedom; instead!!
The old man in a coat of Kelly Green has said.

written and composed by: Hootin' Anni
all rights reserved
Leprechaun Trap
© 2013






More Irish decor in our home, for the season:




title: "luchorpán" - Old Irish meaning lú (small) and corp (body).

28 comments :

  1. Your wee leprechaun is cute! Nice job on that poem!

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  2. You are so awesome my friend. I love your decorations.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this post Denise.

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  3. How very talented you are! Love this poem, and the Irish decor is just right. I need to get moving and get some green out. This is the time of year when the Irish part of my DNA begins to sing~

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  4. You are so fun, Anni! Enjoyed your poem very much. Brought a smile to my face on this gray, Sunday morning. :)

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  5. Happy Wearin' o' the Green, Anni! Nice poem, great pictures! :-)

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    1. ...always wearin the green in my heart. :o)

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  6. Love that poem, Anni! And your decorations too!

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  7. A week and it will be St. Patty's day. That's our family dinner day, and while we aren't just Irish, we do have some Irish blood.

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    1. ...Irish blood is all that matters, right?

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  8. Your poem is very cool, I thought it was a professional one. St. Pat's is too close to Easter, so I always have to choose which to decorate for!!!

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    1. wow....you thought my poetry attempt read like a professional work? THANKS!!

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  9. Great poem and festive decorations.

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  10. I'm sorry....I cannot keep myself from typing this...."Their always after me Lucky Charms"! :)

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    1. LOL...yep, magically delicious.

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  11. Very nice St. Patrick's Day info... I have always loved leprechauns. Loved the poem.. You are very talented...

    Nice blog look too..
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. You are so amazingly talented lady. I loved it and all of your decorations.
    Hugs

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  13. What a beautiful poem...and you know we love your seasonal decor!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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