Shamrock Homage

Clover, trifolium, oxalis,
green trefoil stems illustrate
a trinity of number
dedicated by a saint
whose foreign feet
trod their chlorophyll path.
March celebrated seventeen;
the many shades of green
that remind expatriates of
a place that rings magic in their ears.
A half forgotten curse
that drove them to celebrate
homesick memories
in distant lands
that cannot mimic
the infinity shades of green
that cover Erin.