Kevin Kiely
Warrenpoint, Ireland

Poems

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1.
House Of Figs
the ‘Inbox’ lights up with ‘Bethany’ and clarions like room service
from the distant past: ‘Ride the shock waves of changes,
full circles, and settling or shaken perspectives…’
the feverish reply launched into the echoing miles of ether
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2.
To Conjure Up
I went absent leaving you for Chicago
The hotel became a hospital
I signed my committal form at reception
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3.
A Map Of Melancholy
To P.M.B.

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The cut aches beneath eyelids of sky a glimpse of cherry red
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4.
Art's Festival
Across at the pub some local Michaelangelo
Has muralised you in a suit on cloud nine
A sort of Sligo in Heaven
Executed with naive lumps of paint
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5.
Breakfast With Sylvia Plath
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in Café Insomnia, anaemic sunlight
traffic outside
the rain flecked picture window
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6.
Shakespeare & Co
George rules from his riverside bookshop
four storeys high along rue de la Bûcherie
Proudly claiming Walt Whitman as his ancestor—
Shelf after laden-shelf rising like wine racks in the city
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7.
The Uncrucified Buddha
He squats all gold
unpierced by nails—
head crowned by sunlight
no blood stains, no spear or vinegar
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8.
Parnassus
Professor-poet invited
the Mexican poet, the Indian poet and the Jamaican poet
to his house for dinner
greeting them with
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9.
When It's Over—(Old Sonnet Form)
I've lost you then or is it you've lost me
and once more on the newsfront what a mess
I did, you did go deep we both felt free
it's wiser not to damn but somehow bless
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10.
Homage To Thomas Macgreevy
Pound praised you in a letter
‘promising' typed Ezra
Not in the cast of thousands
In those necropolyptic Cantos
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