Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 283 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

Comments about Bernard Kennedy

  • Rookie K Carlton Johnson (4/21/2014 10:15:00 PM)

    Bernard, I am a poet myself, and I enjoyed your poems, they remind me of Yates and Heaney, but in a more Christian way. I have often had an idea to write a study of Catholic poetry. I often think we have lost a tradition that included both Dante and in Modern times Gerard Manly Hopkins. Your work is like a bridge. I would love to hear your response to this

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  • Gold Star - 6,563 Points Michael Morgan (11/30/2012 1:04:00 PM)

    Short, spare, arresting piece with plenty of word magic. (Walker) Superb, in my opinion.

Cancer Ward One

' I think we got it all, maybe, hopefully'.
Was I once twenty one, and did I climb
the mountain top or was it just a hill?
Was that valley really deep
or was it just a hollow. Did I play,
a game of football,
on the beach at Cumeenole,
and fall in love, and break my heart,
or was it just transference.

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