Treasure Island

John Montague

(28 February 1929-- / New York, New York)

Quotations

  • ''All legendary obstacles lay between
    Us, the long imaginary plain,
    The monstrous ruck of mountains''
    John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. All Legendary Obstacles (l. 1-3). . . Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.
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  • ''You had been travelling for days
    With an old lady, who marked
    A neat circle on the glass
    With her glove, to watch us
    Move into the wet darkness
    Kissing, still unable to speak.''
    John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. All Legendary Obstacles (l. 19-24). . . Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.
  • ''And still
    the dog rose shines in the hedge.''
    John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. The Wild Dog Rose (l. 81-82). . . Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.
  • ''The only true madness is loneliness,
    the monotonous voice in the skull
    that never stops
    because never heard.''
    John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. The Wild Dog Rose (l. 45-48). . . Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.
  • ''its crumbled yellow cup
    and pale bleeding lips
    fading to white
    at the rim
    of each bruised and heart-
    shaped petal.''
    John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. The Wild Dog Rose (l. 99-104). . . Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.

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There are Days

There are days when
one should be able
to pluck off one's head
like a dented or worn
helmet, straight from
the nape and collarbone
(those crackling branches!)

and place it firmly down

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