Class Portrait – Connemara, Ireland, 1892
Come, wee bairns. Please. Concentrate.
This will just take a minute.
Lads, lassies: Co-operate!
It’s not so bad now, init?
While you stand there a-wigglin’
and squirmin’ and full o’laugh,
look up…No more a-gigglin’.
Flash! And then a photograph.
Notes: The above picture was the prompt thoughtfully provided for today by Sepia Saturday. It is a portrait of school children in Connemara, Ireland, from somewhere back the 1890s.
Because of that, I decided I needed an Irish poetic form to compliment the photo, so I chose the form Ae freslighe (pronounced 'ay fresh lee'.)
If you are interested and would like to find out more about the form, check out The Poets' Garret.