And it may be a little early to start drinking, by some standards, but not for the Irish (where it's presently mid-afternoon, if I calculate correctly). So consider this my toast to you, my friends, on this day:
There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea,Sláinte go saol agat!
But the best ships are friendships, and may ours ever be.
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.