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


no dragging hindrance

flying beyond the wind


be exact

with a precision born from need

and a want to please

forgetting night’s reproach

we’ll sneak past our mistakes



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



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.



all fallen over.

in the middle of the page

there’s your love going by

arms out to someone else



like a violin strain

and that feeling of the cat

being poisoned

by the bird in its mouth



Happiness is Poetry: Peter McWilliams

Happiness is Poetry: Hosho McCreesh

Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski

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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