Seamus Hogan

Rookie - 7 Points (Ireland)

Seamus Hogan Poems

1. New Jacket. (For Damaris) 2/16/2005
2. A Falling Leaf 5/15/2005
3. Monday Morning 5/31/2004
4. Nightfalls 10/30/2005
5. Kisses 10/31/2005
6. May 2006 1/28/2008
7. Memory 2/10/2008
8. Near Doneraile 3/30/2008
9. Hearth 3/30/2008
10. Wave 3/31/2008
11. I Was About To Call On You 3/31/2008
12. Bomb Victim 4/2/2008
13. The Blackbird 6/5/2004
14. Shreds 6/5/2005
15. Sketch For A Self Portrait 10/7/2011
16. Station 1/28/2014
17. Decade 3/30/2008
18. Heron, West Cork 12/31/2013
19. Feeding Time 5/18/2004
20. Boudoir. 3/20/2008
21. Moving Apart 11/6/2005
22. Nightshift. 3/30/2008
23. Starlings 7/13/2005
24. A Christmas Carol. 1/8/2006
25. Territory 7/27/2013
26. Damascus 3/18/2005
27. The Raising Of Lazarus. 3/19/2008
Best Poem of Seamus Hogan

The Raising Of Lazarus.

As he slowly rose,
The weight of death wound
Around him, moans wrenched
in two like a smile for a stranger
Who momentarily seemed familiar.
The crowd, as if a vulva, pushed aside
Allowing this strange awakening passage.

At each bending of the knees
There seemed a hesitation;
A nearly worded indecision
With every footstep swelling
Then drowning in the steady current
of their need. An anger
Kindling in eyes already unused to light
At having been called away
By their suffering to decay.

But the earth, already overflowing,
Decided. It ...

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Feeding Time

Out fly the fowl
Like feathers from a bolster
And who comes last but the rooster.
Pausing to raise a leg,
Stretch a claw,
As though easing on a glove
Before his morning stroll.

Attached to my hands
By strings of grain
I move the flock across the yard
And back again.
Back again.

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