Ronald Reagan # Dolly Parton

September mornings
An Indian Summer
Warming the homes
Of south Wexford mummers
Hazelnuts hang
In family clusters
Statesmen engage
In rank filibuster
Thistledown birds nests
In Ballaghaderreen
Old Ronnie Reagan
Loved Ballyporeen
Sad is the passing
Of jockey Pat Smullen
Hearts at half mast
From Ring to Rathmullen
Wish You Were Here
And Nights in White Satin
A small grey transistor
Maths tea and Latin
Screeching green buses
And lovable tramps
That was my Dublin
Ornate street lamps
I thought I saw Dolly
Entering the Dockers
She sang country well
Tho’ she had her knockers.

I must away…Sláinte!

About Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

Tom Clancy, Poet. He is a renowned Irish folk musician, an aficionado of the tin whistle and the unique sounding, "Low Whistle". Well known as a Trad Folk Singer and International Rugby player, his poetry now speaks for itself, from the Hearth and the Heart. Facebook features more and more Poetry extracts as he nears the launch of his first book of poems. Tom is available as an after dinner speaker and entertainer, delivering the music and stories that form the soundtrack of his life.
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