Archive | March 2015

Poetry Circle: The Troll that Shakes the Barley

Instead of talking about minority languages or outlawed languages as I usually do for St. Patrick’s Day, I give you a poem. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

salt and iron

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In keeping with my last post about soda bread, here’s a poem that seemed fitting to share on such a holiday as this. This poem began quite randomly. A box of barley went missing in the apartment. Poof. Gone. I searched everywhere to no avail. As no one had eaten it and it’s not like someone would break in just to steal half a box of barley, I jokingly blamed the trolls. I’m a mythology major, I do that.

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