Our final pre-launch poem graphic is an excerpt from the poem “Beannaich ar Làithean-saora — O Causa Nostra Laetitiae” in the new collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018):

This photo is drawn from the cover of the book. The author is at top left, with two of her brothers and some of her cousins.

TAKE AND BLESS OUR HOLIDAYS — O CAUSA NOSTRAE LAETITIAE

I ran with my circle
Clink and clank down the hill
As fast as a Lambretta.
We stood on top of the hill
MacBrayne’s steamer in sight.
Ice cream on Wednesdays.

Beannaich ar Laithean Saora—O Causa Nostra Laetitiae