Kath and Maire Follow a Dream
One night in a dream I was transported to
The Great Hall, Ellis Island, New York.
There I met my good friend, dark haired Kath
who was born and bred in Liverpool,
now in charge of the emigrant files.
She proceeded to give me a key and motioned me through to research my Irish past.
The next scene in the dream
I saw myself queuing to hold forth the torch
of the Statue of Liberty.
Finally I was looking out over the City of New York
Marvelling at the rebuilding work following nine/eleven.
As a result of that dream
my friend, Kath, from Liverpool and myself, Dublin born
embarked on a spiritual journey,
booking our flights to New York
retracing the steps of both our ancestors.
By Maire Malone