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Monday, 12 September 2011


Cathal O'Byrne was a wonderfully romantic Irish writer who wrote a collection called "As I Roved Out", one of my favourite books

I sit with you, narrator,
smelling the cosiness of tobacco
as your pipe smoke drifts
adding haze to the memoir.

The stories wear an Oirish coat,
too John Ford to really believe,
too many fairies and gold pots
but I hang on every word you wrote.

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