Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ode to the Dublin Civic Offices on Wood Quay

With windows lit, and painted white,
They are a most impressive sight.
Tall, to help the people find them,
Blocking that oul’ church behind them.
And though they’re not to all folks’ liking,
I hear no grouse from any Viking.
Built upon a steep incline,
Their architectural design
Attracts the Spanish and the Dutch,
Who seem to like them very much.
The noble folk who work inside
Are filled with fierce, civic pride
And wave with consequential ease
To us poor peasants on the quays.
And we give them a darkened stare
And wish that we could work in there.

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