"Mount St Michael, Cornwall" by Clarkson StanfieldA Poem Celebrating St. Piran, by Neil Rhind The Society May 6, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment St. Piran (Feast Day: March 5) A rhupunt Irish heathens, Unbelieving, Strapped poor Piran To a stone then Rolled him over. A cliff! Cut-throats They came to gloat. Though stones don’t float This one turned boat, Sea-borne rover. What had been all A rough sea squall At God’s hand palled Clear to Cornwall— No need for Dover! Neil Rhind came south to Edinburgh first for a degree and then a doctorate in Scottish literature. He has stayed in the city, mostly, it seems, to stage traditional fok theatre there. His writing has appeared in The Scottish Literary Review, The International Review of Scottish Studies, and the International Journal of Scottish Literature. Although much of his poetry follows religious themes he was most recently anthologised in Spectral Lines: Poems About Scientists [Alternating Current Press]. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Margaret Coats May 6, 2020 Amusing and thoroughly Celtic (no need for Dover) picture of an incident in this saint’s life. Being unfamiliar with him, I looked him up in my usually reliable Biographical Dictionary, which does list Piran, saying it is the Cornish name for Kieran of Saighir. However, I was confused by dates and circumstances in the rest of the story. Can you provide any little clarification in the scope of a comment here? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.