Colour Journey

By Michael O'Suilleabhain

In another time another century
I took you on a journey
to the psychic heart of the west
we came from the lonesome east
to the west at peace
where Yeats trots at the heels of sleep
and Bulben backs to Mullaghmore

We walked the shell shocked shore
you said purple mussel was the brother's colour
Drumahair, Glencar, Drumcliff and Inisfree
proved that the other brother's colour
was grey and green
in a tree lined cemetery

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