Fr Colum McKeogh Poem

Omós do Cholm

10ú Mí na Nollag 1961                      2ú Meitheamh 2011

 

Ceiliúraimid, a Choilm
Le gean agus glé
Do leath-chéad bliain
I seirbhís Dé.

Amuigh in gort Dé
An Spiorad mar threoir
Ag scapeadh síolta
Is ag baint an Fhómhair.

I bhfíonghort Dé
Ag saothrú de shíor
Ag cothú is ag cuidiú
Fial, Fáilteach is Fíor.

Ceiliúraimid, a Choilm
Tá muid lán de bhród
Go ndearna tú an t-aistear
Gur sheas tú an fód.

Ceol na n-aingil go gcloise tú, a Choilm,
Agus go rabh leaba agat
I measc na naomh.

Poem written by John Quinn, schoolmate of Fr Colum McKeogh SMA

 

A ‘free’ translation of the above:

A Tribute to Colm

We celebrate, Colm
with affection and joy
your fifty years
in God’s service.

Out in God’s field
The (Holy) Spirit for guidance
sowing the seeds
and reaping the harvest.

In God’s Vineyard
Constantly labouring
Nourishing and helping
Generous, welcome and true.

We celebrate, Colm
We are full of pride
That you made the journey
That you remained steadfast.

May you hear the Heavenly Host, Colm,
And may you have a resting place among the saints.