Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I've been very busy lately, which has taken me away from blogging. But, I don't want to disappoint my regular readers, who keep checking for new posts. Since, the Irish-American community has started its St. Patrick's Day celebration (a.k.a drinking), I thought to write something pleasant for a change.

© Mark M. Hancock

I found this Four-leaf shamrock (clover) on July 10, 2006. Since then, I received a lot of the Irish luck :-)

I searched the internet for the meaning of a four-leaf clover. I found the following poem by American poet Ella Higginson:

I know a place where the sun is like gold
and the cherries bloom forth in the snow;
And down underneath is the loveliest place,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for FAITH,
And one is for HOPE,
And one is for LOVE you know;
And GOD put another in for LUCK:
If you search you will find where they grow.

But you must have FAITH,
And you must have HOPE,
You must LOVE and be strong and so...
If you work and you wait,
You will find the place
Where the FOUR-LEAF CLOVERS grow!

And that place is Beaumont. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.


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