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.

The Manse Gate

At a wave of his hand, with his eye on the traffic,
Underneath his yellow helmet head,
the bulldozer, lifting its beak
Came down upon the old Manse gate,
And in a second, with its pillars
And walls, were rubble for the road,
foundation.
Contributing to its raiso d'etre, passe.

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