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  • Happy St.Patrick’s Day to you all!
    Whether you are a Brexiter seeking to recapture an England that never was or a Shinner searching for the 4 Green Fields, the power of the Myth endures.
    The Irish poet, Austin Clarke,hints at it below:

    The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke

    When the black herds of the rain were grazing,
    In the gap of the pure cold wind
    And the watery hazes of the hazel
    Brought her into my mind,
    I thought of the last honey by the water
    That no hive can find.

    Brightness was drenching through the branches
    When she wandered again,
    Turning silver out of dark grasses
    Where the skylark had lain,
    And her voice coming softly over the meadow
    Was the mist becoming rain.

  • Why on earth do you think Brexit is about a yearning for an England that never was? It is mostly about re-establishing self-rule, something the Irish ought to know a lot about though current generations have abandoned that ideal.

  • … oddly Ireland, which dreamed of and fought nobly for freedom for centuries, embraced the EU with unprecedentedly open arms and became simply EU PROVINCE 19 – trading sovereignty for promised riches. [ of course, some referendums had to be held twice – until the Correct result demanded by Berlin was delivered ]. Poignant .