Happiness is Poetry: Brian McGettrick

Happiness is Poetry: Brian McGettrick

ireland poetry

Tonight an Irish poet, Brian McGettrick, I was turned on to him by Hosho McCreesh, I really dig his style, he reminds me in some ways of Peter McWilliams, short powerful pieces that say a lo, in very few words.  Have a read and I hope you enjoy his work and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

 

raucous ’till the end.

pierce my heart with glee

like laughter running down the street

unloosed

no dragging hindrance

flying beyond the wind

careful

be exact

with a precision born from need

and a want to please

forgetting night’s reproach

we’ll sneak past our mistakes

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water reflected love.

the possibility of betrayal

is just down the hall

stumbling across hard-held beliefs

wearing some dead man’s clothes

but I remember your painted toenails

swinging in front of the radiator

that whistled love songs all night long

the duration of great things seems short

and therein lies half their appeal

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all too real.

having removed yourself

to beneath the shadows you still cast

to watch me missing you,

your pity stretches out the day

obscuring its end.

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all fallen over.

in the middle of the page

there’s your love going by

arms out to someone else

sly

morose

like a violin strain

and that feeling of the cat

being poisoned

by the bird in its mouth

 

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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