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Rating: 3.5
I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided, who owned
That half a rood of rock, a no-man's land
Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims.
I heard the Duffys shouting "Damn your soul!"
And old McCabe stripped to the waist, seen
Step the plot defying blue cast-steel -
"Here is the march along these iron stones."
That was the year of the Munich bother. Which
Was more important? I inclined
To lose my faith in Ballyrush and Gortin
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Adeeb Alfateh 02 March 2020
such a beautiful poem........ fantastic 10++
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hollaaaaaa 18 December 2018
byeeei, luiki schooli
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Glen Kappy 07 September 2018
An interesting sonnet with an interesting point—who decides what’s really important? A good reminder of the finite or myopic view we humans have of history and of everything. -GK
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Baquee Billah Ahmed 07 September 2018
nice poem....................
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Adrian Flett 07 September 2018
Epics come from mundane happenings, 'I made the Iliad from such'
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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 September 2018
Absolutely an Epic Poem after Till Homer's ghost came whispering to my mind.....PK´s mind. WOW! True epic when Homer appears in one´s mind, hete the poet´s mind. Tremendously epically told. Thank you for sharing. A myriad of 10´s for this Classic Poem Of The Day. Congratulations to the great family of PK in the USA as well as in Dublin. GBU All. Amen
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Ramesh T A 07 September 2018
Indeed as the poet says from the trivial things of life great truths are expressed by Epics by Homer and so on!
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Jierong Ye 12 November 2013
qu ni ma ge bi gan ma bu gei wo jin qu a
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Mark Carolan 30 December 2009
Indeed 'Gods do make their own importance'. This poem perfectly capures the microcosim whitin the macrocosim. After all we are all our own gods. I knew the Duffy's. They damned my soul too.
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Andrew Hoellering 08 February 2009
Yes, 'the Munich bother' indicates the farmers' attitude to world- shaking affairs compared to their own! But the poet's snap judgement is then tempered by his knowledge of the classics; these men can also be viewed as local gods, who 'make their own judgement.' Mutual forgiveness of each vice Such are the gates of paradise (William Blake) A fine poem that is also an exercise in tolerance.
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M Asim Nehal 07 September 2018
I agree with what you say....
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