poet Derek Mahon

Derek Mahon

Comments about Derek Mahon

  • Robert James Edwards (10/3/2020 5:04:00 PM)

    I didn't know who Derek was
    during his life, before his loss
    I find that very sad, because
    there's always rhyme inside my head
    that's never written, never read,
    or in the night, sometimes I might
    jot down some lines in subdued light
    then dawn will judge somnolent fudge
    not worthy of the poet's art, indeed
    fit only to be tinder at the fire's start

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  • Jamela king (10/2/2020 4:34:00 PM)

    I know Kavanagh, Heaney, Yeats and now so happy to discover
    In 82nd year Derek Mahon. Refugees and exiles do delight in discovering
    Poets of their adopted lands!

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The Thunder Shower

A blink of lightning, then
a rumor, a grumble of white rain
growing in volume, rustling over the ground,
drenching the gravel in a wash of sound.
Drops tap like timpani or shine
like quavers on a line.

It rings on exposed tin,
a suite for water, wind and bin,