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Aig Dachaidh/At Home by Aonghas Macneacail

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 16, 2009 at 9:50 am

Title: aig dachaidh
Author: Aonghas Macneacail
Number: 94/100
Allocated postcode: EH8

aig dachaidh

air sràid mhic neacail, saoilidh
mi gum bu chòir dhomh bhi aig
dachaidh, mar a b’ è gainne sgorra,
ged is breac gu leòr a ballaichean,
agus dh’iarrainn liantan gorma,
spréidh seach treudan charbad

‘s caomh leam, dh m’aindeoin,
lainnir tàirneach nam bùth

at home

on nicolson street, i think
i should be at home, were
it not for the absence of peaks
though its walls are chequered
enough, but I’d like green fields,
livestock rather than traffic’s roar

and i’m happy, despite myself, in
the beguiling radiance of shops

(clan Macneacail/Nicolson – associated with sgorra breac – the “checkered peaks”, near Portree, Skye)

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