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Posted by ironside retired on June 19, 2004 at 23:32:37:

In Reply to: old poetry posted by barbara fritchie on June 19, 2004 at 05:22:44:

In Old St.Geralds many years ago I first learned this smashing poem. I think our finest english teacher Joe gilmartin was teaching us at that time. I always thought it was one great poem that I liked a lot.

Up from the meadows rich with corn
clear in the cool september morn
the clustered spires of Fredrick stand
green walled by the hill of maryland

unfortunately " old age " and a not as great memory as i used to have, forbids me remember much more of it.

While i am on here does anyone know a recitation that my great old mate Larry Burke,r.i.p. springfield used to recite......It was called Maire Ni Ceide, and the gist of it was that maire a native irish speaker was transporting weapons on her person when the Tans raided the train she was on, and despite torturing her all she would ever give them was her name, rank, and number mise Maire Ni Ceide, 9266. I would dearly love the words from anyone out there.


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