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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Litchfield’s Poet Laureate, Robert Piazza!

Posted on
March 17, 2022
First Selectman
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! 

Below please find a video of Litchfield’s Poet Laureate, Robert Piazza,  reading "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death" by Irish poet William Butler Yeats. (You may need to increase the volume to properly hear it.) This poem was written one hundred years ago, in reference to World War 1. Yeats' close associate Lady Gregory lost her son in the war. He was a pilot in the RAF. Now, the poem has resonance with the war in Ukraine, especially concerning the need for fighter jets. May there be peace in Ukraine & in the world.

Rob P. 🖋
Poet Laureate of Litchfield