On Dear Old Ireleand

Stony seaboard, far and foreign, Stony hills poured over space, Stony outcrop of the Burren, Stones in every fertile place, Little fields with boulders dotted, Grey-stone shoulders saffron-spotted, Stone-walled cabins thatched with reeds, Where a Stone Age people breeds The last of Europe's stone age race. 

Sir John Betjeman CBE (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, architectural conservationist and broadcaster. He was the British Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984.

originally published on The Minot Voice: March 17, 2015

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