There is however, in Púca's various guises, iconic images picked from the Irish landscape and Irish lore. Though not of Irish origin, he, like so many immigrants over the centuries, became more Irish than the Irish themselves.
Here is Elaine Leigh's stunning 'Púca' which features in our collaborative work Above Ground Below Ground.
Gull I fly, spark from an anvil;
goat leaping, fraying rag.
Eagle swooping, slivered sunlight;
horse exhaling piston-jets of steam.
Hound darting, arrow-swift,
hare sentinel of the jewelled morning.
Lizard slithering tress down stone,
bull pounding bodhrán of the earth.