Tabhair dom casúr
nó tua
go mbrisfead is
go millfead
an teach seo,
go ndéanfad tairseach
den fhardoras
‘gus úrlair de na ballaí,
go tiocfaidh scraith
agus díon agus
simléir anuas
le neart mo chuid allais…

Sin chugam anois
na cláir is na táirní
go dtoigfead
an teach eile seo…

Ach, a Dhia, táim tuirseach!

— 

Treall, le Caitlín Maude


As Béarla:

Give me a hammer
or a hatchet
that i may break
and destroy
this house,
that I may make a threshold
of the (top of the) door
and make floors from the walls,
that the thatch
and the roof and
the chimney may fall down
with the strength of my sweat…

Now before me
the planks and the nails
to build
this new house…

But, God, I’m tired!

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