Sunday, March 15, 2009

Computers & Irish: You Gotta Love 'em


What's amazing is that it is possible to have our errors forgiven!


Spiritual Sundays are hosted by Ginger and Charlotte. To visit other participants, click here.

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I'd like to share this poem.

What Shall I Say About the Irish?
The utterly impractical, never predictable,
Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish.
Strange blend of shyness,
pride and conceit,
And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.
He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight,
Yet the smile of a child
fills his soul with delight.
His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears,
Yet his strength is the strongest
to banish your fears.
His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand,
And there is no middle ground
on which he will stand.
He's wild and he's gentle,
he's good and he's bad.
He's proud and he's humble,
he's happy and sad.
He's in love with the ocean,
the earth and the skies,
He's enamoured with beauty wherever it lies.
He's victor and victim, a star and a clod,
But mostly he's Irish—
in love with his God.


34 comments:

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Sally,I love this poem,although I am not irish(except on St. Pattys day of course) it sums up my little irishman Jim perfectly! What a beautiful share!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I enjoyed the cartoon and the poem very much.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bridget

Judith said...

Hi Sally - my parents lived in Dublin for a period of time and their neighbours and community were just so welcoming and friendly. God bless all on St Patricks Day. Take care, Judith

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Sally, Your poem is so great, the only thing that matters is that he is in love with God. Your cartoon is great, it made me smile once again thank-you for that.
Blessings,
Ginger

Charli and me said...

Coming from an Irish family on my mother's side I can diffinately say they are a complex group :>) but God love them, they do love their GOD ♥ I love your poem. Happy Sunday Sally!

Charlotte said...

Love the cartoon and the poem. I've been told that I'm part Irish. Like most Americans I'm a little bit of a lot of things. LOL
Thanks for sharing with us each Sunday.
Blessings,
Charlotte

kbbryant said...

Praise God my errors are forgiven! Good message of the cartoon! Not Irish but I enjoyed the cute poem.

Kathy b

saleslady371 said...

The cartoon was uplifting as was the poem. And an early Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Sally.

sara said...

great cartoon! Happy Sunday!

Clif said...

Good "stuff"--as always! Have a great day.

♥ Kathy said...

Loved that poem and the funny was cute too. Happy Sunday Sally ♥

Dixie said...

Sally... your little cartoons always make me smile...

I love your poem about the Irishman. Being half Irish, I can attest to the fact that the poem is a perfect depiction of an Irishman... it so reminds me of my great-Uncle Joe... my grandmother's brother.

The Irishman in Braveheart has always made me think of my Uncle Joe... and if you know that movie, and you apply this poem to that character... you'll see what I mean.

Ah... to be Irish is a wonderful blessing... Amen. Dixie

Chris said...

An excellent post today Sally. Enjoyed reading it.

Hugs,
Chris

Anonymous said...

Sally you make Saint Patrick Proud! That Poem pretty much sums up the Irish! I loved the Poem!
Happy St. Patty's Day Sally! And I most diffenently am Scotish-Irish as my great grandmother was.
God Bless You!
Karyl(Carol)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Sunday Sally. Enjoyed both the cartoon and the poem. My hubby read your poem too and got quite a kick out of it, he being part Irish himself! Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Barbara H. said...

What a cute poem!

It is truly amazing that we can be forgiven.

xinex said...

Cute cartoon and beautiful poem, Sally!...Christine

Judi said...

Sally
I loved this poem and a cute cartoon. Almost St. Patrick's Day....
hope you have a lovely day
Judi

God Chaser said...

thanks for sharing. You are a blessing each SS.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Sally
loved the poem,and as always i so enjoy your Sunday cartoon.
thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Beverly said...

Sally, I love visiting you - especially on Sunday. Your cartoons always make me smile.

Sweetie said...

Sally - As usual your cartoon was great. I love the poem. I am copying it. My 4th g-grandfather came from Donegal County, Ireland.
Sweetie

~♥~ Monica S said...

Lovely poem! :-)

Have a wonderful day!

Monica

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Sally ...

I loved your cartoon and e-mailed it to my son who is a computer guy.

I'm looking forward to participating in "Blue Monday" for the first time tomorrow. See you then!

Sincerely,

Janie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, Cute one for your Sunday post (as usual)... Hope you had a good week. It's good to be home--but we did have a nice time (despite the weather). The waterfalls were flowing nicely--and that is good since sometimes there's not much water in the ones in Arkansas.

Love your Irish poem. I have some Irish in me (on my mother's side)--Scotch Irish to be exact. I love the music from Ireland--and their dancing. NEAT!!!

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally, I know you've got a million of 'em! Great post.
Now about my gravy boat - I'll have to arm wrestle you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia:)

Julie said...

I appyjust love the posts you have! Your cartoons are always the best!!!
The poem is great...Have a restful Sunday..Julie

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marty39 said...

What a cute cartoon and what a great poem. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Great post Sally !!
Diane

Raggedy Girl said...

I always look forward to you little Sunday cartoons and this one was really cute and the poem was lovely.

Roberta Anne

Elizabeth said...

Love the Irish description poem, Sally. I copied it to use in my crafts.

Rosie@home and heartwork said...

I'd like to get one of those stained-glass 98 operating systems!

Rosie

Killlashandra said...

hehehehehe...that's pretty funny. A good one for software developers. :)