Biography of Martin Swords
Welcome. 'Fáilte'- from yet another Irish Poet.
My Blog www.martinswordspoetry.blogspot.com
Writers Group www.wicklowwritersblogspot.com
YouTube Martin Swords Wicklow Writers
Member of Wicklow Writers Group.
Background in Design and Communications.
Writing Poetry since 1990
Martin Swords's Works:
'Voyages'....Wicklow Writers' Anthology 2
'Voices from the Shore....
Wicklow Writers CD Poems/Stories
New and Collected 21
Glendalough and Laragh News
Martin Swords Poems
A Walk In The Woods With Robert Frost
Overcast but warm, The day dry, unusually. Walking the woods with the dogs As many times before.
Breakfast for One
Breakfasts were special. Two plates. Two eggs. Together.
A Bowl of Rice Always
A fractured home A distanced heartache A chopstick, an empty cup
Bob Dylan, And Me.
I know Bob Dylan well. Grew up with him,
All The Boys
On back a bedroom door A hook, a cap, untouched This many year. The head That wore it laughing
A Pheasant Calls
A pheasant calls its pleasant pheasant call Beautiful to its Lady This peasant peacock Struts its stuttered strut across the garden
The Late Gift
He had only one more gift to give, the manner of his going. He had only one short life to live, and only now was knowing
A POPPY SEASON
She is a Welcome Home A room full of people. She is an egg neatly broken A Roulade sweetly rolled.
TO A CROW
Despised Crow Who loves you But another Crow. Blessed with ugly grace,
I saw myself on T.V. I think. In black & white on channel four, tonight. My Doppelganger from 1938.
A Tree Has Fallen
i.m. Tommy Nolan 1940-2008 In a silent belfry
It’s an Artificial Paradise Here in the Vale Da Plenty
Now is the golden browning of the year, early dusky evenings, and the quiet. A time of listless leaves and branches, a settling, and a dignity of dying.
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The Shallowman has friends
he counts as assets,
for favors he might need
from time to time.
He lists their skills and
contacts in his busy greedy mind.
He’ll call them when he needs them
when next he’s in a bind.