Seamus Hogan

Rookie - 7 Points (Ireland)

Seamus Hogan Poems

1. Monday Morning 5/31/2004
2. Starlings 7/13/2005
3. Nightfalls 10/30/2005
4. Kisses 10/31/2005
5. New Jacket. (For Damaris) 2/16/2005
6. A Falling Leaf 5/15/2005
7. May 2006 1/28/2008
8. Memory 2/10/2008
9. Near Doneraile 3/30/2008
10. Hearth 3/30/2008
11. Wave 3/31/2008
12. I Was About To Call On You 3/31/2008
13. Bomb Victim 4/2/2008
14. The Blackbird 6/5/2004
15. Shreds 6/5/2005
16. Sketch For A Self Portrait 10/7/2011
17. Station 1/28/2014
18. Decade 3/30/2008
19. Heron, West Cork 12/31/2013
20. Feeding Time 5/18/2004
21. Boudoir. 3/20/2008
22. Moving Apart 11/6/2005
23. Nightshift. 3/30/2008
24. A Christmas Carol. 1/8/2006
25. Territory 7/27/2013
26. The Raising Of Lazarus. 3/19/2008
27. Damascus 3/18/2005
Best Poem of Seamus Hogan


Perhaps it's a little consolation that the village
Lays a carpet of whispers as you are led into
Church on Sundays. That they look towards your pew
at an angle and grab a glimpse of their lives
In the blankness as though it were a mirror.
When you hear those prayers for the sick through
The nave of the priest's hands, who do you see?
Or hear? Last winter's ice underfoot
On the way to the cowhouse, or some October's
Apple falling. Which will not splinter or fall
Through your eyes again.

Once, thinking you were alone, you shuddered.
Then, like ...

Read the full of Damascus

Feeding Time

Out fly the fowl
Like feathers from a bolster
And who comes last but the rooster.
Pausing to raise a leg,
Stretch a claw,
As though easing on a glove
Before his morning stroll.

Attached to my hands
By strings of grain
I move the flock across the yard
And back again.
Back again.

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