Seamus O' Brian

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If you knew who I was now
When I knew who you were then
Would you forgive me before
We ever became them?

Across The Divide Of Time

Sleep, my son, and dream of when
we will trace the alpine glens,
and walk upon the wildest ways
where bears have trod, but seldom men.

Tread Carefully

The branches dance in the wind,
The ones outside my window
Across from my desk.
I suppose you know the trees

Echo Of Silence

This tortuous canyon coiling its jagged edges
razors through the sinewed sediments,
deluvinations of painful fomentations
plowing through acres of rock and soil

After The Shower- Haiku

Seamus O' Brian Quotes

08 November 2016

When there is power without justice, security becomes fear.

05 December 2016

It is the duty of every man to shine what light he has on the darkness of injustice. For he who wears the badge of poet, that light is the power of his word.

05 December 2016

The gift of poetry lies as much in the eyes as in the pen. To speak, we must first see.

23 December 2016

Poor choices lead to shallow graves

12 January 2017

In the end, we do what we want to do. Excuses are the lies we tell ourselves to protect us from that reality.

Seamus O' Brian Comments

Bill Cantrell 25 December 2016

By far the best poetry I have been privalleged to have read are the ones written by Seamus, what depth he has and his statements and questions will carry the reader on a journey, I only wish I could write with such skill. My friend, you are the real thing.

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Nosheen Irfan 01 December 2016

You possess great poetic skills. I'm very impressed with your work and i'm learning a lot from you. Your command on vocabulary is enviable and your expression captures the soul of your thoughts n feelings. Keep writing n inspiring.

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Tan Pratonix 05 October 2016

Brilliant talent. Some exquisite poems. I find it very hard to come across good poetry on Poemhunter. A joy to read some rare gems by this writer and poet.

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Bharati Nayak 10 November 2018

Let me quote from his poem'Conditional'- If you knew who I was now When I knew who you were then Would you forgive me before We ever became them? If you gathered in the harvest— Stacked and counted the bales of our soul-searing pain, Numbered the bushels Of our flesh-scalding tears, Compacted the silos of loneliness, doubts, fears- If you could have counted the cost, Would you have sown the first seed?

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Bharati Nayak 10 November 2018

Seamus O Brian is one of the most brilliant poet of Poem Hunter Site.From the very beginning since my I entry into this Site, I have been mesmerized by Seamus O Brians poems which are extremely beautiful in poetic expression and deep in thought. His poems will charm you, puzzle you, challenge you and take you along a beautiful poetic journey.I have been honored by some of the most lovely comments he has given on my poems.

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Rini Shibu 04 March 2018

Seamus is a very talented poet.. his poems are amazing and mind blowing.

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Glen Kappy 25 February 2018

Neal, who goes by Seamus O'Brian here in Poemhunter, is just one of a few poets posting here who makes me wonder if/when the PH people promote someone to the Modern Poet Poem of the Day category. His best poems stand up against those of the more famous poets I hold in high regard. If you haven't discovered this for yourself, read him. You don't have to agree with me, but I think you will. -Glen

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 09 July 2017

Hi poet. Thanks for the supportive words. You are a great poet with real interesting poetry that makes us want more all the time so we will keep coming back to you. Cheers and best wishes.

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