Donal Mahoney


Wrens In The Poplar - Poem by Donal Mahoney

There are peeps
from the wren house
high in the poplar
as the sun peeks
over the roses.
Or maybe I'm wrong.

Perhaps I hear altar boys
reciting their prayers
at the foot of the altar
at the start of a Latin Mass
decades ago in a church
silent now for years.

Whether it's peeps
or prayers I'm not certain
until I see the cat
hunkered like a tank
under the poplar, hoping
to receive communion.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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