Michael Donaghy

(1954 - 2004 / New York)

Comments about Michael Donaghy

  • John Dennehy (12/16/2004 1:26:00 PM)

    Mike was a great soul and a gentle kind person.

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Black Ice and Rain

Can I come in? I saw you slip away.
Hors d'oeuvres depress you, don't they? They do me.
And cocktails, jokes … such dutiful abandon.
Where the faithful observe immovable feasts
- boat races, birthdays, marriages, martyrdoms -
we're summoned to our lonely ceremonies any time:
B minor, the mouldiness of an old encyclopedia,
the tinny sun snapping off the playground swings,
these are, though we can't know this, scheduled

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