Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wexford Hijinks

Anyone going to be in or around Wexford this Friday night? If so I shall see you at the Cáca Milis caberet, as part of the Poetry Divas, I'm looking forward to taking part in this eclectic night out (it also has the distinguishing feature of being the only venue mentioned in Dermot Bolger's recent artsy article that I've yet to play at, I'm such a collector! sad really) - here's a made to order poem that I writed especially for the occasion - if enough of ye dare me to, I might even read it out...

A Moving Tribute to Wexford

The trouble with spending poetical time
Writing about Wexford – is that nothing rhymes
With Wexford, no matter, even when googling
I might as well be apple strudeling
If you’d have called the whole county Gorey
Well that would have been a different story
I’d revel with you in all of your glory
Recounting the medals, you needn’t have worried
I wouldn’t have upset the strawberry cart
By saying some wexfordonians have sliotars for hearts
I could talk of the beaches, the harbour, the strand
If you’d only have called it Wexfordian Land
Or if you gave me permission to call it Wexy
I could talk about how ALL the people are sexy
Now that’s it decided, you know it's alright
We'll all call it Wexy – at least for tonight

9 comments:

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Let me have the pleasure,
one surely to be treasured.
of putting in a vexed word
for a near rhyme with Wexford

I dare you and double dare you to read the poem to all those sexy wexies. Should be good fun. Enjoy

Totalfeckineejit said...

Grand humero poem there Niamh.G'wan, I dares ya, reads it out! Good luck on the night.


Ps 'Can't beat Tipp at Hurling' rhymes with Wexford in my book

Niamh B said...

Thanks Lorenzo, and TFE!!!

2 dares hardly doth a summer make tho...

Titus said...

I dare you too. Three.
P.S. Where's my bursary?

Niamh B said...

Bursary will be decided by the end of the year, (note I don't say which year), but your continued interest is noted.
Thanks for the third dare, am working up the courage slowly...

Uiscebot said...

good luck with it all

Niamh B said...

Thanks Uisce!

Bill said...

What a fun poem! You got me googling it too. Found silly suggestions like "pilchard".

A limerick would be impossible, perhaps, although I did find a report of a meeting of Falmouth Women's Institute in 2007:

By way of a small competition, the members were asked to complete a limerick which began with..."There was a young lady from Wexford". The results were quite humorous and the winner was Kate Taylor, second came Marion Cartwright, and thirdly Yolande Drayson.

Delicious savouries and scrumptious cakes were prepared and provided by Kate Taylor and Yolande Drayson.


Tantalizingly, the limericks are noy given. Perhaps they were unprintable?

http://archive.falmouthpacket.co.uk/2007/11/7/122684.html

Niamh B said...

Now he tells me!! Thanks Bill! wish they'd have printed the haikus alright though...