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Heaven Taught Ploughman

“A heaven taught ploughman” – Henry McKenzie speaking of Robert Burns. He learned much with plough in field Beast snorting, as ever …

Dreams Fled Away

Quote: Dreams fled away, this country bedroom, raw – “Another September” (Kinsella) Dreams, aye, dreams dreamt by dreamers have fled And the …

His Pen Ran Dry

For the memory of Ivor Higg, R.I.P. His pen ran dry, as happens to every writer, The pool of ideas of the …

Babylon’s Tower Fell Down

Babylons tower fell down After angering god by Heaven trying to reach And so God toppled the tower Confused their tongues, a …

Snotgreen

Buck Mulligan: “The Bards noserag. A new art colour for our Irish poets:  snotgreen. You can almost taste it, cant you?” Ulysses- …

Does Poetry Matter?

In an age of instant communication, where image and music is king, the question is often asked, does poetry matter? Judging by …

Egregious Idiot

Back then David Conway used to regularly bait the Labour councillors at council meetings by making mention of “the egregious Mr Higgins”. …

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