Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Sun-Flecks In Our Hearts

by Derek Fanning

The Light Shone and the Darkness was repelled - Young Fionn stepped forward, beautiful and wise He ran through the bleakness with happy cries And laughed with joy when the death-bell knelled. Who among you can step up to Fionn's plate? Who among you can reach the level he attained? Will you and you be ignobly shamed? Will you and you not be worth a rate? Life is short and Heaven awaits us The world about us is miraculous glorious - The song-birds carolling, the wild beasts licking, The burren flowers opening, the noble stallion kicking - We should strive to match this beauty - Sun-flecked, echoing in our souls, the sea.

Added: 04.02.2011