Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Brigit Pegeen Kelly Poems
- Song Listen: there was a goat's head hanging by ropes in a ...
- The Leaving My father said I could not do it, but all night ...
- The Visitation God sends his tasks and one does them or ...
- Rome I saw once, in a rose garden, a remarkable statue of the...
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Listen: there was a goat's head hanging by ropes in a tree.
All night it hung there and sang. And those who heard it
Felt a hurt in their hearts and thought they were hearing
The song of a night bird. They sat up in their beds, and then
They lay back down again. In the night wind, the goat's head
Swayed back and forth, and from far off it shone faintly
The way the moonlight shone on the train track miles away
Beside which the goat's headless body lay. Some boys
Had hacked its head off. It was harder work than they had imagined.
The goat cried like a man and struggled...