Monaghan – Ridge of Snow
MONAGHAN SNOW (Barry O’Shea)
The room was warm with fireplace cheer
As oft’ it was this time of year
Where Maimo sat and knitted socks
To Irish sounds from Irish clocks.
While Bonnie, Darcy, Peter and Riley
Caught snowflakes calmly while spinning wildly.
Sweet to taste and giggles bare
Bonnie caught some in her hair
While Maimo sat and warmed her knees
With Irish heat from Irish teas.
Then Darcy stooped to scoop a ball
And caused fair Peter there to fall
While Riley Bleu and Bonnie Rae
Made snow angels earnest pray.
Poor Peter’s nose from frost did glow.
He made a man of coal and snow.
And Riley not to be outdone
Straight into his arms did run.
Now from a window framed in frost
Maimo counted nothing lost.
For Christmas White had surely come
And on till May the snow would run.
So there she stood and wiped a tear
To Irish joy and Irish cheer.