Poetry by Jeff Green

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To Birr

by cricketjeff on July 2, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

In the centre of the island lies the little town of Birr
Round the castle where the Parsons still reside
There are Gothic fronted buildings that are picturesque “for sure”
The Leviathan is standing tall outside
On this half forgotten byway all the universe looked down
Except when Ireland’s weather laid a blanket on the town!

Author notes

The Leviathan was for many years the largest telescope in the world, but not in an ideal place to study the stars!

Birr is a small town almost exactly in the centre of the island of Ireland where Birr and “for sure” are perfect rhymes!