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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Poem: 'For Kevin Ireland' by James K Baxter

Friend, if you have strength to praise
The lion-head incubus
That grips your life and mine within
It's strict Egyptian maze,
Expect no lessening of pain,
Easy bed among the lies
And coffee house adulteries,
Only that your words will live.
Cut with ink of vitriol
These words upon a living brow -
I am by force of blood and star
One of the maimed immortals who
Tread a pathway to the fire
Where affliction makes them whole.




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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Poem: 'A Fragment' by Oscar Wilde

Beautiful star with the crimson lips
And flagrant daffodil hair,
Come back, come back, in the shaking ships
O'er the much-overrated sea,
To the hearts that are sick for thee
With a woe worse than mal de mer-
O beautiful stars with the crimson lips
And the flagrant daffodil hair. -
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star,
Thou bringest a brighter star with thee
From the land of the Philistine,
Where Niagara's reckoned fine
And Tupper is popular-
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star.