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paddy d daly

Rookie (11 7 1961 / balinasloe)

Rolling tobacco on a road map


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

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