Paedar’s Bar

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

Londonderry, 25th June The craic at last! Between bar and pint the fiddler, Immaculately bored, Minimally bows the jig; Flirting in high descants The penny whistle, Thigh stamping as ballast, A bounce more up than down; The squeeze box easy breathing Harmonies as for a marathon; And the singer, face reddening, Churning Irish indecipherable passion […]

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Nantucket Sounds

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

As through revolving doors We sailed from Balmy airs of summer Into arctic air Conditioned with scent of Fish and iceberg: Legacy of Labrador winter. Thin fog fringed silken seas Under silver edged clouds We glid through Alternating stanzas of air And waters glowing with wealth. Globules of light Danced under the honeyed moon In […]

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Doldrum Wind

  • January 19th, 2015
  • Posted in Poetry

Woken by jerking bunks And renewed gush of our hull homesong We exchange thick, saturated air For the warm rush of doldrum wind. Cradling two pale stars between mast and shroud I nurse the tilting of our sail, Head lifted to the masthead Wind on throat and cheek, Gentle roar in my ear, We surge. […]

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