Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Bloomsday # Vera Lynn Adverts for Joy Ale On Dublin’s trams Clicking high heels Spring sprong black prams Seabirds are diving Ten thousand stuffed gullets Streaks of white bubbles Torpedo-like bullets Lets rock to the Goldie For a few sunshine … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett # Lizzy We saw Tony Bennett One night at The Street Dublin was Frisco We digged his swing beat Philo and Lizzy At Dalymount Park Dublin beat Kerry We sang until dark Thespian dreamer Quill and silk scarf … Continue reading

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Rory Gallagher # Fionnula Flanagan A faithful one flew From Birr to Kilcormac A brace on the hoof In windswept Portmarnock I peered at the twelve Bens My vision was grainy As Sven of the Vikings Sailed up the Slaney … Continue reading

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Omaha # Curracloe Beach By Omaha Beach I passed in the rain Odysseus wandering Through old country lanes Sweet Molly Malone Wheeling her cart Her maker has joined her The bold Jeanne Rynhart Near Corcomroe Small choristers sing While gentians … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Daughter & Setanta. Another star vanished Steve Priest from the Sweet The people are angry They take to the street Brefni’s round hills Her lakes of deep blue The joys of the day Bring on different hues I … Continue reading

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Coole Park # Cronus. Flying o’er the coastline I glance Skibbereen A fairytale vision Midst pillows of green Great Norman castles They tumble and fall Yet poems still echo From stairs keep and hall St Vincent stands bravely On Merrion … Continue reading

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Bog Bodies Harpers and George Floyd. An ancient oak road By church of Saint Mel As Camlin’s own choirs Rejoice with the bells Bodies exhumed Disinterred from ‘Na Mona’ People predating This foul corona Ritual murders Deep in the bog … Continue reading

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Bog Bodies Harpers and George Floyd. An ancient oak road By church of Saint Mel As Camlin’s own choirs Rejoice with the bells Bodies exhumed Disinterred from ‘Na Mona’ People predating This foul corona Ritual murders Deep in the bog … Continue reading

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Giant’s Causeway and Poet De Vere. Swallows arrive From far away lands Home for the summer in Legion-like bands The Curlews look over A wondrous Lough Arrow Filling my bones With joy to the marrow The Green Glens of Antrim … Continue reading

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SpaceX and Listowel Writers. SpaceX is launching For Heaven this day Two stout pioneers God’s speed on your way Listowel has fallen All writers must wait For paradise lost John B. at the gate A boulder-like stone By castle and … Continue reading

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