International Women’s Day Poetry Series | Gleann Nimhe by Ellen Nic Thomás

Gleann Nimhe

By Ellen Nic Thomás

 

Gleann Nimhe

Flaithis nimhniúl ag leá faoi chois,

Ag scaoileadh domlais dhubh.

Táim gafa le galar, tinneas tógálach,

Feoil is craiceann ag lobhadh.

 

A Thiarna, más ann duit, cá bhfuil do dheora,

Cá bhfuil do thrócaire naofa?

An raibh sé de rúin agat parthas na háille,

A chlaochlú go talamh seasc, laofa?

 

Go deo deo arís ní fhásfaidh crann beithe,

Crann daire, ná crann fuinseoige,

Ní bhfeicfí an londubh ar aoir na spéire,

Is ní chloisfí giolcaíocht spideoige.

 

Tá cneadadh an Chioclóp le chloisteáil sa ghaoth,

A bholadh bréan sa sheadán,

Gan fáil go deo ar athghabháil na haoibhe,

Ná greim a fháil ar an mbradán.

 

Talamh lom, tréigthe is uaigneach,

Síormhillte, gan féar.

Ar thóir thalamh nua a imítear,

Le smál daonna a chuir air.

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English Translation


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