paddy d daly

Rookie (11 7 1961 / balinasloe)

Rolling tobacco on a road map Poem by paddy d daly


Neatly I trace out
the amber leaves,
Half way from
Roscommon to Ballinasloe,
to the right lies ballyforan
to the left, brideswell,
I scoop them up
into the white paper
and roll and think
of rolling hills
Far away in
Wicklow or Mayo,
I strick a match
and blow out blue smoke,
I think of poitin makers
on Connemara hills.

Submitted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Rolling tobacco on a road map by paddy d daly )

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Vanity of Human Wishes (excerpts), Samuel Johnson
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
[Hata Bildir]