Treasure Island

Bernard Kennedy

(20 May 1956 / dublin)

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  • 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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  • Michael Morgan (11/30/2012 1:04:00 PM)

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

heading home

It has to be the warmest of feelings.
You have been away, and seen exciting scenes,
and eaten foods you never ate before,
and tasted delicacy.
And walked a stranger kind of street.
Then, near the end, of that nomadic path,
you know the tickets booked,
the train leaves prompt at nine,
and down you go,

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