A Drinking Song

by Anne Bennett on March 17, 2011

A bit of the Irish Slim Fast for ye!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of Irish descent, and to everyone else who wears a “Kiss me I’m Irish” pin on this day, regardless of your heritage.

Last year at this time I posted a recipe for corned beef and cabbage, which I’m making again this year. Despite the high-fat content of corned beef, you can “heavy up” your plate with a multitude of vegetables and minimize the damage. Go ahead, you’re Irish (or you’re wearing that pin)!

I’m also going to make a favorite of mine all year long, whole wheat Irish soda bread. It’s great fresh, plus it makes terrific toast!

And since March 16 would have been my poetry-loving mother’s 96th birthday, I’m including a poem in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It is a beautiful expression of love, written by a famous Irishman (no,Dad, not you!), William Butler Yeats.

A Drinking Song

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

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Marie Snook March 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Love it!!! Happy St. Patty’s day to you too! See you saturday!

Christine March 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

That brought a huge lump to my throat. How lovely. xoxoxo

Happy Birthday Mum for yesterday, you’ve got a very special daughter.

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