A Poem For Nuala Níc Con Iomaire – By Biddy Jenkinson

Irish poet, Biddy Jenkinson

Irish poet, Biddy Jenkinson


Martin Doyle has a page on his website entitled In Praise of Wooden Flutes which presents a poem of the same name by Martin’s friend Biddy Jenkinson. Biddy, an Irish poet, short story writer and dramatist who writes in the Irish language, also sent Martin a poem that eulogises their mutual friend Nuala Níc Con Iomaire who passed away on July 16, 2010. That poem, Nuala, is reproduced below.

Nuala

Duine ar dhuine chuir na ceoltóirí a gcuid uirlisí ina mboscaí.
D’imigh go leor don bhus deiridh.
Lean fuíoll an tseisiúin ag dordán is an halla ag éirí fuar.
D’imigh gach éinne ar deireadh, go siléigeach.
Ach níor fágadh cathaoir gan scáil air ná gloine gan cuimhne láimhe inti.
Bhí anam an cheoil fós ag suaitheadh an aeir nuair d’éirigh do ghlór go huaigneach.
Guth na muintire i sciúch an aoin.
Béal binn.
‘Dia leat, a stór!’

    – Biddy Jenkinson.

Nuala Níc Con Iomaire in 2005

Nuala Níc Con Iomaire in 2005

Messages regarding Nuala’s life and passing can be viewed here: NIC CON IOMAIRE, Nuala »

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