Ian Duhig

From the Irish According to Dineen, a Gael unsurpassed in lexicographical enterprise, the Irish for moon means ‘the white circle in a slice of half-boiled potato or turnip’. A star is the mark on the forehead of a beast and the sun is the bottom of a lake, or well. Well, if I say to … Continue reading “Ian Duhig”

From the Irish

According to Dineen, a Gael unsurpassed
in lexicographical enterprise, the Irish
for moon means ‘the white circle in a slice
of half-boiled potato or turnip’. A star
is the mark on the forehead of a beast
and the sun is the bottom of a lake, or well.

Well, if I say to you your face
is like a slice of half-boiled turnip,
your hair is the colour of a lake’s bottom
and at the centre of each of your eyes
is the mark of the beast, it is because
I want to love you properly, according to Dineen.

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