A Too-ra Loo-ra Day ~ a plein air poem for Spring and St. Patrick’s Day

A Too-ra Loo-ra Day

There’s a glossy, moss-hatted leprechaun

smiling Irishly on the subway platform,

waiting to travel underground

(as all leprechauns do) up to Fifth Avenue,

where the street is paved

with red-headed men

and freckle-faced maids

and a St. Patty’s parade

is in full swing;

the City a wild shamrock,

lilting with Danny boys and

sweet Kathleens

and people dressed

in every shade of Spring.


~ Colin Goedecke

New York City

March 17, 1998