Theo Dorgan

(1953 / Cork / Ireland)

Theo Dorgan Poems

1. A Charm On The Night Of Your Birthday 10/20/2016
2. A CHARM ON THE NIGHT OF YOUR BIRTHDAY 5/17/2018
3. A SLOW POEM 5/17/2018
4. A Slow Poem 10/20/2016
5. All Ireland Final 6/24/2015
6. Rosa Mundi 10/20/2016
7. ROSA MUNDI 5/17/2018
8. SKULL OF A CURLEW 5/17/2018
9. Skull Of A Curlew 10/20/2016
10. The Match Down The Park 10/20/2016
11. THE MATCH DOWN THE PARK 5/17/2018
12. THE SECOND FORTUNE 5/17/2018
13. The Second Fortune 10/20/2016
14. Train To Derry 10/20/2016
15. TRAIN TO DERRY 5/17/2018

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Train To Derry

A crow beats on the updraft over a scragged hawthorn,
rocked but plunging on. A stick of Paras, bristling with nerves,
coughs and boots forward along the sheugh.
Long after the soldiers have gone, the crows will settle home.

Since Newry, choppers have been battling back and forth
across the track. These trains are overheated, sweat
stings in my underslept eyes; I'd rather the crows' lift and pluck
than to be here, rocked to the quick, driving on Derry.

I often wish, my love, that we were birds, the wide domains
of Ireland at our turn and fall, the ...

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