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“Listowel Hangover” – poem by Pauline Fayne

April 02, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: creative writing, historical, poem, poems, poet

Listowel hangover.

“There‚Äôs a dog with hairs to spare
above in Keanes “

says Minnesota Larry -
but I take myself and my headache
to the blessed theatre of St John,
into an unexpected overture
of music that would sunder rocks
and cement mixer sound effects
from a man with the voice of twenty,
then quickstep through
a skull soothing downpour
to a place of storytellers
where Portlaoise Pats words
lift the caul of pain,
carry me to a moonlit Baggot Street
to glimpse again an old friends
Guinness dark eyes
and courtly bow.

Must be time for drink… too long on the dry…

May 28, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: events, poem

All I want to do is quench the thirst that thought has raised

the dry sound of memory stired

the hope that binds the mind astray.

on the flow of water

lives the fly

so hatch the wildest urges

to be the me for all to see.


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