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Ice kisses........Explored....Front page....Thanks!

The cold winds of January from the north east does blow

And the weather is cold quite cold enough for to snow

And the hungry birds silent on the naked hedgerow

In the flat and rushy fields where the Blackwater flow.


January in Duhallow from here far away

In the chill of the morning the frost bound fields gray

In the farmyard sheds cattle bellow for silage or hay

Where the sun seldom shines on a January day.


The distinctive harsh caws of the silver backed crow

In the Season where grass does refuse for to grow

And few cars on the roadway that leads to the town

Near where the river flows bank high in flood waters of brown.


In January in Duhallow the old fields looking bare

With the harsh chill of Winter in the cold Morning air

And at least eight long weeks till the first breath of Spring

When Nature will bloom and her wild birds will sing.


~Francis Duggan

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Taken on January 14, 2012