Martin Swords

Rookie (9th December Nineteen Fifty / Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland)

Martin Swords Poems

1. The Shallowman 6/14/2007
2. To A Crow 7/2/2007
3. Newenglanding 7/29/2007
4. Sarah's Saturday 2/5/2008
5. New York Valentine 9/11 3/1/2008
6. The Land Of Longing 8/23/2008
7. Verdun, Return 8/23/2008
8. Pangs 8/25/2008
9. Circle 8/28/2008
10. Down Among The Drunkies 8/28/2008
11. That Mary Duffy One 8/29/2008
12. A View At Rheinfall 8/30/2008
13. The Girl With The Sad In Her Eyes 8/31/2008
14. Sorry, Too Late 8/31/2008
15. It's Better With The Good Eye 8/23/2008
16. A Tree Has Fallen 9/21/2008
17. Dorothy Horan's Good Advice 9/24/2008
18. Autumnal 9/26/2008
19. Nora Prays For Peace Surely 9/29/2008
20. Time Was An Orange 10/3/2008
21. The Walking Man 10/3/2008
22. Empatheia 11/6/2008
23. Some Times 11/6/2008
24. Tableau For Armistice Day 11/11/2008
25. Mountain Stream Song 11/11/2008
26. School Daze 10/21/2008
27. Regret 11/27/2008
28. Broad Casting 3/12/2009
29. Half Past Midnight Grafton Street 3/12/2009
30. The Smith 4/7/2009
31. Far From Athy 5/22/2009
32. As I Came Over Wicklow Gap 7/2/2009
33. Listening At Sally Gap 7/2/2009
34. To An Insect On A Windowsill 8/7/2009
35. Significant Children 9/24/2009
36. Hermitage 11/11/2009
37. Steppe 7/16/2007
38. The Fairy Woman 7/21/2007
39. The Valley Of The Two Lakes 7/29/2007
40. One Day In Mind 8/16/2007
Best Poem of Martin Swords

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.
Lucy and Tig, away in the rough dark deep,
Yipping with the scent of deer, excited.
Ruby, river scrambling, biting
At the bogwater, wagging, from the shoulders back



Along the old familiar track, into
The clearing where the roads diverge.
I stopped and stood. Which way to go?
Think of another Poet, and roads not taken.
Yes, I’ve been here before. This way I came.
That way I saw a squirrel once.
And down that way a badger
Straight on, the ...

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The Shallowman

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.

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