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Derek Mahon


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  • ''They have been waiting for us in a foetor
    Of vegetable sweat since civil war days,
    Since the gravel-crunching, interminable departure
    Of the expropriated mycologist.''
    Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright,...
  • ''And in a disused shed in Co. Wexford,
    Deep in the grounds of a burnt-out hotel,
    Among the bathtubs and the washbasins
    A thousand mushrooms crowd to a keyhole.''
    Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford (l. 10-13). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright,...
  • ''Grown beyond nature now, soft food for worms,
    They lift frail heads in gravity and good faith.''
    Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford (l. 49-50). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright,...
  • ''Snow is falling on Nagoya
    And farther south
    On the tiles of Kyoto.''
    Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. The Snow Party (l. 10-12 oto, Japan). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright, com...
  • ''Elsewhere they are burning
    Witches and heretics
    In the boiling squares,''
    Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. The Snow Party (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright, comp. (1980) O...
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