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Two poems written while Anthony Cronin read

June 29, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: 2010, poet, poetry, poets

I sat watching Anthony Cronin & wrote …

Ancient voice
returned to encapsulate,
speak for past and future,
take over the moment
with his contraption for walking
into delicate places.
I see a black jacket, almost velvet,
four buttons on the cuff,
a sag that hangs down from the mouth,
leaving a little chin,
a Miltonic head shape,
huge elephantine ear,
born to hear,
flat against the skull.

Anthony Cronin rests a right elbow,
a forearm, a bottom,
the whole of his weight -
so that his brown shoes
catch a shine between wheels.

God never listens to what you say
so
God is a woman.
The more he reads,
the more the age drops from his eyes
set under brows
that could be clipped
by a woman given to improving
the appearance of her man.

As Anthony Cronin read…

Christopher Reid listens,
no breath stirs,
no blink disturbs
concentration,
even his heart respects Anthony Cronin
so much it slows the blood
to a whisper
unregistering
love.

The hiccup strangles itself before conception,
the saliva stays moist enough
to need no refreshment.
The hands hang like a limp unwound pendulum,
Christopher Reid wraps Anthony Cronin
in attention he learned at the bedside.

Oh, Wow. He blinked…

Pauline Fayne reads at ‘Poems without Pints’ event

June 22, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, events, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/cafe-reading_PaulineFayne.flv 480 360]

Fringe reading: Matthew Sweeney reads “Fish ‘n Chips”

June 22, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, fringe, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/fringe-reading_MatthewSweeney.flv 480 360]

Fringe reading: Patrick Stack reads “Jungle Warfare” (with oboe)

June 21, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, fringe, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/fringe-reading_Patrick-Stack.flv 480 360]

Fringe Reading: Teri Murray reads from “Where the Dagda Dances”

June 21, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, fringe, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/fringe-reading_Teri-Murray.flv 480 360]

Fringe Reading: Paul O’Mahony reads extract from “Epic Poem in 33 Cantos”

June 21, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, fringe, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/fringe-reading_PaulOMahony_extract.flv 480 360]

Fringe Reading: Paul O’Mahony introduces his Epic Poem

June 21, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, fringe, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/fringe-reading_PaulOMahony_intro.flv 480 360]

‘Open mic’: poem 14 (about Waterford Crystal workers)

June 07, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/open-mic_poem14.flv 480 360]

‘Open mic’: P.J. Kennedy reads

June 07, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/open-mic_PJKennedy.flv 480 360]

‘Open mic’: poem 13 (How I Stacked the Ould CDs)

June 07, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/open-mic_poem13.flv 480 360]


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