St. P’s Day — remembering an immigrant from long ago

Friday. March 17  — an immigrant story from decades ago – “her real name was  – – – – >  Silvia:  S-i-l-v-i-a”

John McPhee’s brief, tightly woven, contemplation of an Irish immigrant dear to him, first appeared on the list one year ago yesterday.  Think it has something to do with St. Patrick’s day in the U.S.

The poem is one of the shortest of the 458 posted since September 2013 when the list began.   Even more helpful, with a brief poem, to read out loud with pauses.

Have a blest weekend.


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