As luck would have it, we were married this day
exactly half a century ago.
We holiday with our small family
to avoid the inevitable party
and announce our golden wedding to friends
via Facebook – and receive some humbling
encouragements that speak not simply
of being there like pebbles as the tide
ebbs and flows but of inspiration.
We chose to honeymoon by Bantry Bay.
Ireland spoke of mystery and romance –
to us ignorant of its privations.