Clifton Redmond

Rookie - 1 Points (7-4-1982 / Carlow)

Clifton Redmond
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Cllifton Redmond was born in 1982 in a small rural town in Co. Carlow Ireland called Hacketstown. Born into the tough econimic times of the eighties. POETRY IN MOTION

DISPLAYING a turn of phrase
as sharp as his butchers knife,
Oakley Grove resident Clifton
Redmond has shown himself
to be a gifted poet even though
he has only seriously dedicated
himself to the craft for less than
a year.

“I started it about last
August, ” says Clifton. “I’ve
always been interested in music
and lyrics. I stumbled across
a poetry website which helps
people to start writing poems
and I said I’D give it a go and
see ... more »

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  • Rookie - 48 Points Joey Jones (9/9/2013 9:52:00 PM)

    In a fast paced world very few poets can make us find pause in their words and contemplate our own lives. Clifton is one of those few. I am better from reading his work.

  • Rookie Martin Meyler (8/28/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    This poet is amongst the truely great poets. Fame and fortune await this genius. I love the way he engorges himsellf in the words and the choice of emotion he needs to get across his messages

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Best Poem of Clifton Redmond

When I Paint My Masterpiece

There it is right in front of me
the perfect poem
a masterpiece
like a silk thread tapestry
woven by the hands of a master.

My eyes are in disbelief
at how it meanders on the page
glowing as I bask in its structure
the sheer clarity
as I discover the workings of his mind.

Actually inspired
as I stutter
wading through his old verse
this mad scientist of the past
cutting words and dicing them.

Pulling them apart
and making them dance like a puppeteer
with stanzas hanging from a string
the simple intrusion of the great crowd ...

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