Dennis O'Driscoll

(1 January 1954 - / Thurles, County Tipperary)

Dennis O'Driscoll Poems

1. Experimental Animals 1/16/2012
2. Weather Permitting 1/16/2012
3. Someone 1/16/2012
4. The Next Poem 1/16/2012
5. Nocturne 1/16/2012
6. Forever 1/16/2012
7. Tomorrow 1/16/2012
8. The Celtic Tiger 1/16/2012
9. Life 1/16/2012
10. Missing God 1/16/2012

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Missing God

His grace is no longer called for
before meals: farmed fish multiply
without His intercession.
Bread production rises through
disease-resistant grains devised
scientifically to mitigate His faults.

Yet, though we rebelled against Him
like adolescents, uplifted to see
an oppressive father banished -
a bearded hermit - to the desert,
we confess to missing Him at times.

Miss Him during the civil wedding
when, at the blossomy altar
of the registrar’s desk, we wait in vain
to be fed a line containing words
like ‘everlasting’ and ...

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