Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Bard of Thomond

Bard of Thomond

Bronze statue of the Bard of Thomond, it's located on St John Castle Plaza.
The bard of Thomond (ie Michael Hogan) was a poet

"I am Bard to none but the God above
Who sent me the gift of the Song
From His angel-choir, and taught me
to love
The right, and to hate the wrong!
I sing no tinsell'd autocrat's praise,
I crouch at no lordling's knee:
Nor birth nor blood, but the True and
the Good,
And the Loving, are themes for me!"

From "A Life Picture"

Orbituary of the bard of Thomond here

1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

Interesting poetic fellow - makes a handsome sculpture for the town square!

the end....

This blog will no longer be updated as I have moved away from Limerick.... Limerick, beside the white house pub