Sheena Meagher is a visual artist working in counties Clare and Kildare, Ireland.
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Surfing Hurricane Ivan in Liscannor Bay
as Storm Dennis rages I thought it opportune to revisit my Surfing Song - It's a true story
(sung to the air of Johnny Jump Up)
I was handed a
gift of a group surfing day
enhance the enjoyment you get from the sea"
As my luck's decided, my class coincided
With Hurricane Ivan hittin' Liscannor
To ride the great waves
came from near and from foreign
dream's to catch Aighlean 'tween Mohar and Aran
trucks with pro surfers rolled in from Biscay
To surf Hurricane Ivan in Liscannor Bay
The coach held my board, centred, ready I lay
GO FOR IT. PADDLE! Wow! I've caught the wave!
glued to the board I surged into the quay
Hurricane Ivan on Liscannor Bay
Two long hours later, half drownded, pale grey
finally drag my board to the quay!
and exhausted, near dead from the sea.
that Hurricane Ivan in Liscannor Bay
One short week later I'm arais in 'sna tonn
a man holding steady a board for his son
times he held it til the lad got the knack
And surfed in, erect, Sure I could do that!
Another year older, land locked in Kildare
of when I'll be back in West Clare
Hurricane Ivan blown out of the way
conquer the surfing in Liscannor Bay
five, maybe ten, gliding tall and upright
the board bites the sand, off I'll skip, oh so light