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. The Frog 1/13/2003
23. Gathering Mushrooms 10/14/2005
24. Hedgehog 10/5/2011
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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The Frog

Comes to mind as another small
upheaval
amongst the rubble.
His eye matches exactly the bubble
in my spirit-level.
I set aside hammer and chisel
and take him on the trowel.

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