Wednesday, 1 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE: B IS FOR BOYS FROM KILLYBEGS:

 WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF THE A TO Z CHALLENGE:
MY THEME IS TO CHOOSE A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE MY OWN POEM:
I couldn't do a post without including
a song about Ireland, Daniel's homeland.

B IS FOR BOYS FROM KILLYBEGS:
Recorded by Daniel O Donnell:

Should you visit Killybegs
In North Donegal.
You'll see the fishermen go out to sea
Singing so jovial.

It is a way of life for them,
Their main catch is Mackerel and Herring.
The fish is frozen in bulk,
And is distributed for world wide sharing.

It is mainly distributed to Europe,
Africa and    The Middle East.
One could imagine those abroad
Sitting down having a feast.

So when you see the men from Killybegs
Arrive home from the sea.
Just raise your hat in gratitude
They have just brought home your tea.
Copyright Yvonne Lewis

30 comments:

  1. I shall tip my hat then.
    Knew at least one of Daniel's songs would make your cut.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of course Alex.
      Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  2. I love the last line. "They have just brought home your tea".
    I am visiting from the A to Z challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Ann, thanks for the visit and lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

      Delete
  3. Terrific poem as always! BTW, you are a day ahead on the challenge. April 1 kicked off A. Good luck with the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I posted this one just before going to bed at midnight, The time zones play havoc with posting. Thanks for coming by.

      Delete
  4. I love the last stanza. It particularly hits home how we often take for granted such people.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks for coming by with such a lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

      Delete
  5. Pat Hatt shall raise his hat, haha couldn't avoid that

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I missed that when I wrote it. Quick, you picking that up.
      Thanks Pat.

      Delete
  6. That's really nice!

    Heather M. Gardner
    Co-host: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part [http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks Heather for coming by. Much appreciated.

      Delete
  7. Love it....my B was for the Blarney stone. Stopping in from A-Z.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the Irish for you, Thanks for coming by and the comment.

      Delete
  8. Lovely. Your poem paints a beautiful picture of the life of these fishermen.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Beverly, lovely comment, very much appreciated.

      Delete
  9. I enjoy anything that had to do with Ireland. :) I love the last two lines.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks Chrys for passing through, also you lovely comment.

      Delete
  10. I wondered how soon one of Daniels songs would make your A to Z list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah Stephen, we're not finshed this challenge yet.
      Thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  11. I love to fish, Yvonne. But, alas, going out to sea is not for me. I get seasick, no jovial singing. Nice!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry about the sea sickness Dixie but pleased you came to visit and comment.
      Take care.

      Delete
  12. Well, tip my hat I shall. Great poem. I had similar thoughts as Stephen, I knew you get one of Daniel's songs in there. Good job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gregg for your comment. The challenge isn't over yet will Daniel show up aggain???????
      Yvonne.

      Delete
  13. Replies
    1. Thanks RaShella for your visit and comment.

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. Many thanks Sherry for your comment,
      Hope the family are well.....including dog.

      Delete
  15. Okay this one made laugh I must confess :D love this poem, really loved it.
    "Haneen/I Will Never Give you Up (479)"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Naneen have tried to find your blog but noticed you're on Google Plus which I don't belong.
      Thanks for visiting and comment, Much appreciated.

      Delete