Eamon Grennan

(1941 - / Dublin, Ireland)

Eamon Grennan Poems

1. After Violence 8/31/2015
2. Totem 3/26/2012
3. Watch 3/26/2012
4. Art 3/26/2012
5. Memento 3/26/2012
6. The Cave Painters 3/26/2012
7. Untitled: Back They Sputter 3/26/2012
8. One Morning 1/13/2003
9. On A Cape May Warbler Who Flew Against My Window 1/13/2003
10. Cat Scat 1/13/2003
11. Cold Morning 1/20/2003
12. Song 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Eamon Grennan


At her Junior High School graduation,
she sings alone
in front of the lot of us--

her voice soprano, surprising,
almost a woman's. It is
the Our Father in French,

the new language
making her strange, out there,
fully fledged and

ready for anything. Sitting
together -- her separated
mother and father -- we can

hear the racket of traffic
shaking the main streets
of Jersey City as she sings

Deliver us from evil,
and I wonder can she see me
in the dark here, years

from belief, on the edge
of tears. It doesn't matter. ...

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