Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
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Looks the Lady
Translated from Irish Gaelic by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
© 2007 Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
She looks out across the sea.
There is no more land to the eye
But water, out, out to the sky,
And on the strand she’s walking.
She seeks out a boat on the water
For when it comes home again.
There is a sad face on the girl.
She is but 19 years.
There are others by the sea,
Children full of delight.
When they look at the waterline
They are not able to see her.
For she is dead, beneath the water.
She jumped in at the morning sun.
She lost her love on the boat.
Now she’s sleeping a few years.
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