I have lived in important place
When great events were decided, who owned
That half a rood of rock, a no-man's land
Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims.
I heard the Duffeys shouting "Damn your soul"
And old McCabe stripped to the waist, seen
Step the plot defying blue cast-steel --
"Here is the march along these iron stones".
That was the year of the Munich
Was more important? I inclined
To lose my faith in Ballyrush
came whispering to my mind.
He said: I made the Iliad
A local row. Gods make their own importance