Amos Greig

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I have been working with a local small publishers for nearly 25 years. I designed their logo and helped edit some of the books. In 2001 I won a bursary to the John Hewitt Summer School and also studied poetry at James Simmons Summer School.My work has been used in several anthologies and I am currently working on my first book of poetry. I also publish an online literary e-zine called A New ... more »

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  • Amos Greig (2/11/2018 1:23:00 PM)

    I wrote the poem in 2010 the poem is about the price of the human condition in a world where industry reduces us to commodities.

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  • julie preston (2/10/2018 8:36:00 PM)

    when did you write this poem? And am I right in saying that the industrial revolution and its cost is at its core?

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Best Poem of Amos Greig

Lord Of The Hill

Scaraveen,
Changing weather
That is the best description of Irish weather.

Momentary sunshine drew me out
From carefully constructed artificiality
I stumbled as a new born
Into fields of pleasant green.

Yet even here the steady encroachment of man
The lack of beauty a stark contrast
To the natural court
Magpie's the guardians of the gate.

Mocked my passage a warning cry!
Here comes man the defiler
I am humbled and stunned when
I accidentally stumbled onto your court.

Nature scoffs at my presence,
A sudden downpour soaks
Me ...

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