The Irish Republic, being liberal, is

                                      A compromise between the Catholic Church

                                      And the Republican State, as between

                                      The wavicle aspect of the atom

                                      And the particle aspect of

                                      The neutron and/or electron.

                                      There are those, I know, who would

                                      Like to do away with this compromise

                                      And bring about a state absolutism,

                                      In what would be a hard-line People's Republic.

                                      But they misunderstand Ireland if they think

                                      That an electron-particle materialism

                                      Would be acceptable to it!

                                      For, in complete contrast to Britain,

                                      Ireland is ever the land where, at least as far as

                                      The majority population is concerned, a

                                      Wavicle bias prevails, and such

                                      Will doubtless continue to be the case in future,

                                      Even if, in deference to historical evolution, that

                                      Bias is transferred from the atomic Church

                                      To the electron Centre, and thus established

                                      On the highest possible terms,

                                      Terms which less signify a stemming from the Father

                                      Than an aspiration towards the Holy Spirit,

                                      Irrespective, initially, of whether such

                                      An aspiration is indirect rather than direct,

                                      And thus involving recourse,

                                      Through Social Transcendentalism,

                                      To hallucinogenic stimulants like LSD

                                      As the necessary prelude to the hypermeditation

                                      Of a super-transcendental age.

                                      But theocratic Centrism,

                                      Whether in its first or second stages,

                                      Cannot exist within a republic,

                                      Like Christianity within a kingdom.

                                      You cannot speak of a Centrist state,

                                      Still less of a republican state with

                                      A Centrist culture and 'church'.

                                      The Centre, no less than

                                      The Kingdom of pre-Christian times,

                                      Would be absolutist, and while the

                                      Kingdom incorporated its own pagan religion

                                      And later went on to accommodate Christianity,

                                      So the Centre would incorporate

                                      Its own transcendental politics,

                                      With particular reference to the bureaucracy.

                                      One could therefore speak of

                                      A state-based Centre, but Centre it would be,

                                      If political sovereignty resided in the Leader,

                                      And not, as with republican states, in the masses,

                                      Whether bourgeois and proletarian, or only proletarian,

                                      Neutron and electron, or only electron.