Sunday, March 9, 2014

A St. Paddy’s Day Kyrielle--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

A St. Paddy’s Day Kyrielle

St. Paddy’s Day has come. At dawn,
Wake up and put a smile on!
The birds are whistling cheerily
This day of green, a day for glee.

The time has come for conjuring
The start of something sweet. . . Like spring!
So be footloose and fancy free
This day of green, a day for glee.

Go out and find a verdant place
And let the sunshine touch your face.
Relax; enjoy the scenery
This day of green, a day for glee.

A child’s soul inside you thrives.
Unloose it, and when night arrives,
Be ready for a jubilee
This day of green, a day for glee!

Then bring your favorite friends along
To laugh and dance and sing a song.
You’ll wish that life could always be
This day of green, a day for glee!

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. A beautiful and stimulating piece,

  2. Ah, Andrea, a joyful and colorful reminder of a beautiful and glorious culture written and expressed in a most positive light. Love the imagery and the delightful definition of St. Paddy's Day - and wouldn't it be grand to live this way every day and without reminders? Beautifully expressed! Sheri

  3. Andrea, I really loved the light hearted care free feeling I felt as I read your poem. I even saw leprechaun dancing around a pot of gold and the end of a rainbow. LOL
    Seriously, your poem was great. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  4. Nicely written, Andrea. Hope you are doing well. Carolyn

  5. Very nice, Andrea... uplifting... Terry

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    seen through the eyes of a child, love it

  7. Well hello my friend...SO very nice to see you here on Whispers! This is such an uplifting and refreshing Kyrielle. "A child’s soul inside you thrives'...Yes indeed it does - Tim

  8. Nice, fun-written poem, Andrea. The illustrations take me back to my childhood of a very fun time in my life, as your poems often do to me, lol. I love it. Continued blessings, my friend!

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