Lines written upon this day five years ago

Saturday, 2 April, 2016

Michael Fitzgerald 1917 – 2011: “He was a farmer and he was a deep thinker. He loved the land, its history, its substance, its moods and its meaning. He knew why people had fought and died for it and he understood the passions it generated. His hands were shaped by decades of wresting a living from the soil. Possessed of a sense of chivalry that has all but disappeared, he was one of the last representatives of a culture that had its roots in an ancient, a simpler, a lost world. Those who were privileged to know him will miss him greatly. His passing is our loss.”


“Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a labourer’s hand.” Khalil Gibran

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  1. Mary-Catherine Grogan says:

    K.Gibran is one of my favourites. He has such a depth of insight into life and death.
    Keep up your good work and I love to share your knowledge.
    God bless.