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ST. PATRICK’S DAY
by Jean McKishnie Blewett

There’s an Isle, a green Isle, set in the sea,
Here’s to the Saint that blessed it!
And here’s to the billows wild and free
That for centuries have caressed it!

Here’s to the day when the men that roam
Send longing eyes o’er the water!
Here’s to the land that still spells home
To each loyal son and daughter!

Here’s to old Ireland—fair, I ween,
With the blue skies stretched above her!
Here’s to her shamrock warm and green,
And here’s to the hearts that love her!

ILLUSTRATION: “Ireland Watercolor Map” by Michael Tompsett. Prints available at fineartamerica.com.

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I recently visited the website of Adam Jahiel, and enjoyed reviewing the breathtaking photos from his book The Last Cowboy.

During the past two decades, Jahiel shot the photographs as he spent months at a time living among the men who live on the range. In a recent Huffington Post article, Jahiel remarked, “It is a culture that has dwindled and almost disappeared through the years right in front of my camera.”

The Last Cowboy — 158 pages in hardcover or softcover — is available at blurb.com.

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As the Silver Birch Press blog celebrates its 2-month anniversary (well, we did a few days ago), we’d like to take a moment and thank our visitors from 80 countries, 1 continent, and 1 commonwealth. Thank you to our visitors from (listed in order of number of visits):

United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Netherlands, France, India, Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Greece, Philippines, Austria, Croatia, Russian Federation, Argentina, Chile, Serbia, Denmark, Switzerland, Malaysia, Israel, Cyprus, Norway, Taiwan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Estonia, Romania, Pakistan, Albania, Uruguay, Colombia, Ireland, Hungary, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Lithuania, Peru, New Zealand, Ecuador, Luxembourg, South Africa, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Ukraine, Paraguay, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Georgia, Latvia, Senegal, Malta, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Bolivia. American Samoa, Tunisia, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iceland, Zambia, and Honduras.

Thank you! We appreciate you spending part of your day with us — even if it’s just for one minute while you sip coffee (or tea!).