October 2016        

Ligimid ár scíth

Gabriel Rosenstock

A tanka (five-line poem) in Irish and English by Gabriel Rosenstock in response to a painting by Anna Ancher.


Anna Ancher, Young Woman Plucking a Swan (c. 1900)

ligimid ár scíth      we rest our head
ar philiúr clúmhach      on feathery down
ní bhuaireann      our dreams
saothar daoine eile      never troubled
ár mbrionglóidí suanmhara      by the toil of others

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