The man in the picture

from by Niamh de Barra

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He goes everywhere with his feet bare,
And his white beard sweeps the ground.

He's climbing up and down
A poem that's written on a long silk ribbon
That hangs from roof to ground.

As the stormclouds grow,
See how casually in his bare feet he strolls,
He is a man who knows not where he goes,
But he knows he's got to go.

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from Below The Sea, released June 12, 2012

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Niamh de Barra Offaly, Ireland

In Pearse Street station, I heard two strangers, on opposite platforms, exchange a song for a tune on the double bass. Everyone in the station fell silent as the man in tweed sang ‘Fly me to the moon’.

So I took to the music. It’s bad luck to ignore signs.
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