For week 3 of the Museum of Song, parcels were again delivered to all participating hospitals and the theme for this week was ‘Flower Songs. This was inspired by residents in Skibbereen Community Hospital who mentioned ‘The Rose of Mooncoin’ as one of their special songs.
Also in this week’s package were two poems by Pam and Maureen from St. Joseph’s Unit, Bantry called ‘Love of All Mixtures’ and ‘The Flower Garden.’ We included a postcard called ‘The Language of Flowers’ which shows the different meanings behind them such as Daisy for ‘Attachment’, Yellow Rose for ‘Contentment’ and Nettle for ‘Defiance.’ We also included the words to the song ‘Red is the Rose’ for anyone who felt like singing!
We were thrilled to receive so many interesting replies to last week’s theme ‘Songs of Spring’. Eileen from Drimoleague shared with us the words “If I had the Wings of a Swallow” from the song ‘The little town in the old County Down.’ Carmel from Dunmanway was reminded of the lovely hymn ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’ and James in Schull told us about the song ‘Sweethearts in the Spring’.
And when all the wrongs are righted,
Our hearts will be united,
I’ll return my little sweetheart, in the Spring.
Candi reading her letter!