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Non Rhyming Poems

Our Never Had Romance

(Song – Music: Guillherme Schroeter – Lyrics: Tomás Ó Cárthaigh) I held her hand Just for one dance It was our very …

Men at the Door

The men came to the door, Some in uniform More not. The children crying, the mother too What could anybody do? The …

1916 – War and Revolution

1916 – a year to most Remembered for slaughter of the Somme Youth sacrificed by generals incompetence Against the odds sent to …

Fishermens Tales

Castiglione’s advise on this, well known to Yeats, was literally taken to heart. The courtier must create an image of the beloved …

At The Age for This

I’m at the age for this The funerals: all to common now I dont go to them all anymore To commiserate with …

Dawn Breaks as Yeats Goes to Sleep

Yeats died before the outbreak of war, and his Nobel prizes and international fame was most seen through the Versailles era, with …

Truth Kills Kings

“Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings. It stirs gentle men to rage and bids them take up arms. It …

There Is No Time for Art

Was at the Body and Soul festival doing a reading with my fellow Tullamore Rhymers, and this one got a good reception. …