St Patrick’s Day with Your Budgens

St Patrick’s Day is here and from
The far-famed Emerald Isle
Goes forth to Ireland’s many friends
A life-enriching smile.

There is in Ireland’s ancient realm
Much beauty North and South
With views to charm the eye and food
And drink to charm the mouth.

From all that glorious plenitude
Budgens judiciously
Provides the scrumptious wherewithal
For you deliciously

To celebrate this festival ;
And if old tales prove true
You may find Ireland’s Fairy Queen
Will come and dance with you !

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate