Time and Tide ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 52

Newtown, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Newtown, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

I have an absolute fascination with time in its many guises ~ not least because my days tend to be organised around suitable tides for swimming wherever I go.

I hope you like this poem about time which has captivated me:

Time Is 


Henry Van Dyke 

Time is 
Too Slow for those who Wait, 
Too Swift for those who Fear, 
Too Long for those who Grieve, 
Too Short for those who Rejoice; 
But for those who Love, 
Time is not.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

9 thoughts on “Time and Tide ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 52”

  1. Thanks Conan. I hope the Powers take their time when they gather here in Co, Waterford and give themselves the chance to fall in love with this special, special part of the world.

  2. Come Home to the Land of your People. Tír Paorach / Power Country with Dunhill / Dúnaill / Donoyle / Don Isle at the heart of it

  3. A lovely poem, and I love the sound of ‘Tir Paorach’. Makes me wish I could speak ‘Irish’. Is it a form of Gaelic? I guess it is.

    1. Hi William, yes ‘Tir Paorach’ has a lovely ring to it. Irish is very much a form of Gaelic. It is still spoken in some parts of Ireland ~ one of which is in Co. Waterford, a gaeltacht area called ‘An Rinn’ or ‘Ring.’ in English.

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