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. The Raising Of Lazarus. 3/19/2008
27. Damascus 3/18/2005
Best Poem of Seamus Hogan

Damascus

Perhaps it's a little consolation that the village
Lays a carpet of whispers as you are led into
Church on Sundays. That they look towards your pew
at an angle and grab a glimpse of their lives
In the blankness as though it were a mirror.
When you hear those prayers for the sick through
The nave of the priest's hands, who do you see?
Or hear? Last winter's ice underfoot
On the way to the cowhouse, or some October's
Apple falling. Which will not splinter or fall
Through your eyes again.

Once, thinking you were alone, you shuddered.
Then, like ...

Read the full of Damascus

Monday Morning

One coin and none to keep it company.
The chicken I'd imagined laying golden eggs
Today asserted himself.
The chopping block chopped.
From the foothills of morning
A steep looking day.

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