A Tribute (for Paddy Fallon)

By Dr Philip Brady

The Bodhrán is Silent
The sunlight is Shade
The last note on the goatskin
To the reel has been playedd.

He burst on the catwalk
Our hearts to engage
He linked us in laughter
The world to his stage.

How can we stay silent?
How could we regret
The laugh without blemish
He bestows on us yet?