Miscellaneous Poems

Epitaph of an Age

The congregation gathered on the hillside at the dawn, some had come to frolic others came to mourn. The poet spoke an epitaph by a grave long overgrown, and wept for the memory of Apollo’s long lost bones. Some thought…

The Crossroads

Sitting at the table the boatman handed me a drink, the music was such a ruckus that I could hardly think. I drank of his libation and he offered me a ride, and suddenly quite dizzy I got up with…

March on Heaven

At the gates of old Saint Peter the gathering began, A host of familiar faces of gods and beasts and men. When the pipes of Bacchus sounded, Coronis crooned along, and the lovely sensuous sirens touched the distance with their…

Maker of Kings

The wings run ragged through her wild night, the nights howl louder in a stars frozen light. Her branches grow naked as bare fallen horns, her roses have fallen and left only thorns. Oh the stars are much brighter on…

The Rye Wolf

The rye-wolf is walking amongst the grass, the blade of autumn rising. Days of spring have come to pass, the reapers greet the ripening. Whence fields grow heavy in the ear, and pale turn sheaves of ripened rye. The seeds…

On John O Donoghue Passing

Romance is but a ghost tonight, for the hearth has no host tonight, the storyteller has become a tale a cold season has shed it’s veil. Mysteries of love and truth like fallen flowers and starstruck youth, have tumbled back…

Elements

Bright fires fed on air and earth, from dark black ashes the land gives birth. In the burning heat the waters rise, from the fertile earth to the windswept skies. The wind and earth feed the burning heart, as the…