We're delighted to present our Poem For The Day, presented in association with Poetry Ireland.

Today's poem is Take Care, taken from the President's second collection of poems, Season Of Fire, published by Brandon Press in 1993 - read an extract from Take Care below, followed by the poem in full via the official President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Facebook page.

In the journey to the light,

the dark moments

should not threaten.



that you hold steady.

Bend, if you will,

with the wind.

The tree is your teacher,

roots at once

more firm

from experience

in the soil

made fragile.