St. Patrick's Day
commemorates the turning
To Christianity of Irish clans.
Perhaps, if you're not Irish, there's no
Ache to march, so you've got other plans.
The day, however, marks a special moment
Regarding the persuasion of us all.
Islands are not islands of the spirit;
Callings come to more than hear the call.
Know that we are one, and Irish monks
'Ere we were born redeemed us with their
Sang our chants and gave our gracious thanks,
Died our deaths and climbed our golden stairs.
All changed for all after Patrick's day;
Years turn, and yet their winds within us
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Audio and Video Music: Cantus Firmus Monks. By Doug Maxwell. Music free to use at YouTube.