In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’d like to share the following poem by Morningside resident Mary Raymond. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
From Galway Bay and Cliffs of Moher,
They fled from Erin’s rocky shore,
Escaping mass starvation,
A ruinous potato blight
Came creeping like a thief at night
And ravaged half a nation.
Unwelcome in the land they sought,
Their mere existence dearly bought,
A generation lost—
They triumphed in their Irish way;
We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Unmindful of the cost.