Thomas MacGreevy

(1893 - 1967 / Ireland)

Thomas MacGreevy Poems

1. Homage To Hieronymus Bosch 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Thomas MacGreevy

Homage To Hieronymus Bosch

A woman with no face walked into the light;
A boy, in a brown-tree norfolk suit,
Holding on
Without hands
To her seeming skirt.

She stopped,
And he stopped,
And I, in terror, stopped, staring.

Then I saw a group of shadowy figures behind her.

It was a wild wet morning
But the little world was spinning on.

Liplessly, somehow, she addressed it:
The book must be opened
And the park too.

I might have tittered
But my teeth chattered
And I saw that the words, as they fell,
Lay, wriggling, on the ground.

There was a ...

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