Oh My Dark Rosaleen

by Patrick Stack

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Oh My Dark Rosaleen is inspired by James Clarence Mangan‘s famous aisling poem, Dark Rosaleen. It is a retake on the same given the temporal remove from Mangan’s time to this, and a comment on the betrayal of the ideals of 1916 by generations of politicians and civic leaders since 1922.
It was published in “1916 – 2016 An Anthology of Reactions” (Limerick Writers’ Centre, 2016) and in Stack’s second poetry collection, Rage (Revival Press, 2017).
This recording was made at the poet’s home on 05 May 2020.

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