Wednesday, 10 December 2014

"HAMISH IS AS HAMISH DOES," SAID GRANNY


The Poems Of Hamish Sheaney : Remastered & Expanded

In 2012, I published a book called Hamish Sheaney: The Nearly-Man of Irish Literature. The book began with this disclaimer: Hamish Sheaney may not exist, so it might have been necessary to invent him. Hamish Sheaney might be Joe Cushnan or Joe Cushnan might be Hamish Sheaney. They are never seen in the same room together, but more often than not they are in the same room. Shirt collar, shoe size, dental records and preference for Mini-Cheddars are purely coincidental. The book is still available from www.feedaread.com and via Amazon Kindle. It contains a short biography of Hamish as well as lists of his failed screenplays, literary influences and proverbial wisdom (whizz dumb) quotations. This updated book is a remastered (regurgitated?) and expanded version that concentrates on the nearly-man’s specific biographical and observational poetry, and it leaves out the “and other funny stuff”. So as not to short-change anyone too much, other poems and witty gems have been discovered in a holdall in Hamish’s shed. They are printed here for the first time. Granny Sheaney also makes an appearance with her terse views on life and poetry. Unlike my other books of fun verse - Juggling Jelly, The Chuckle Files, Boxset (Without A Box), etc, this collection is a bit more adult in parts.
ISBN: 9781785100727
Total Pages: 99
Published: 17 September 2014
Buy paperback here:
http://www.feedaread.com/books/The-Poems-Of-Hamish-Sheaney-Remastered-Expanded.aspx

CONTENTS

Introduction….9
Death Of A Naturist….13
Tithe Barn….15
The Painted Ceiling….17
Saint Caedmon….19
The Sighting….21
Slobber….23
It’s All Greek To Me….25
Winter….27
Watching My Onomatopoeias….29
Morning Haze….31
Baking Cakes….33
Appreciating Turquoise….35
Door Into The Dusk….37
Possessions….39
Spade….41
Mud….43
Dung….45
Revolution….47
Be A Wolf….49
Misery Match….51 
Staying Out Of The Deep End….53
Silent Footstep….55
No Ordinary Poem….57
Breath Of A Naturalist….59
Meg Marigolds….61
The Hee-Haw Lantern….63
Winging It….65
The Tall Auld Man….67
Just The Job….69
Daff(t)odils….71
Not (Words)worth It….71
Caw….73
Spirit Level….75
Stinky Stallion….77
Banssssshhhhhee….79
Birds In Trees….81
Screwball….83
Rur-ale….85
Ten Fat Rats….87
Noticed Things….91
Sheaneywocky….95
The Prattle Bag….97
And Finally….99

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