Paul Muldoon

(20 June 1951 / County Armagh / Northern Ireland)

Paul Muldoon Poems

1. The Birth 5/14/2015
2. Chunkey 6/24/2015
3. Holy Thursday 2/17/2016
4. Cows 3/25/2016
5. Anseo 10/20/2017
6. As 10/20/2017
7. Brock 10/20/2017
8. The Grand Conversation 10/20/2017
9. Horse Latitudes 10/20/2017
10. The Loaf 10/20/2017
11. The Old Country 10/20/2017
12. News Headlines From The Homer Noble Farm 10/20/2017
13. The More a Man Has the More a Man Wants 10/20/2017
14. Lunch with Pancho Villa 10/20/2017
15. Turkey Buzzards 10/20/2017
16. Why Brownlee Left 10/20/2017
17. THE ROWBOAT 10/20/2017
18. A HUMMINGBIRD 10/20/2017
19. A mayfly 10/20/2017
20. A Dent 10/5/2011
21. Extraordinary Rendition 10/5/2011
22. Hedgehog 10/5/2011
23. The Frog 1/13/2003
24. Gathering Mushrooms 10/14/2005
25. Milkweed And Monarch 10/14/2005

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Milkweed And Monarch

As he knelt by the grave of his mother and father
the taste of dill, or tarragon-
he could barely tell one from the other-

filled his mouth. It seemed as if he might smother.
Why should he be stricken
with grief, not for his mother and father,

but a woman slinking from the fur of a sea-otter
In Portland, Maine, or, yes, Portland, Oregon-
he could barely tell one from the other-

and why should he now savour
the tang of her, her little pickled gherkin,
as he knelt by the grave of his mother and father?


He looked about. He ...

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A Dent

In memory of Michael Allen

The height of one stall at odds with the next in your grandfather's byre
where cattle allowed themselves to speak only at Yule
gave but little sense of why you taught us to admire
the capacity of a three-legged stool

to take pretty much everything in its stride,
even the card-carrying Crow who let out a war-whoop

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