Áilleacht






Áilleacht / Beauty

Beauty

“It is not the beauty of your body,
the beauty shaped in your face,
the beauty blinding my eyes
though it has gone beyond thought;
but the beauty of the spirit
that took form in your face,
the beauty of the spirit,
the heart marrow of my love.”

Somhairle MacGill-Eain
(Dáin do Eimhir XXXVII, 1943)
Translation: Sorley McLean