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D-Day (Irish poem)

"D-Day" is an 18-line Irish language poem by Pól Ó Muirí.

The poem concerns the nose-gunner of a B-24 Liberator flying over Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944. He is ag guí Dé/praying to God while holding I bpóca a léine taise tá pictiur/In the damp pocket of his shirt a picture of his lover from the Falls Road, Belfast. Outside Amuigh frid néalta colgacha an flak/though the waspish clouds of flak he hears the sound of the summer breeze and likens it to the wind over the plains of Minnesota back home, sounding like Siosarnach thostach thaibhsí na Sioux/the quiet whispering of the ghosts of the Sioux.

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