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Lazy, you lizardslither river,

come burbling brownly down,

constantly concomitantly coiling,

make your way to Dublin Town.

 

Here be a bridge, a ship or three,

and here be the people walking,

talking (like me) a rapid half-sung dialect,

a warble in multiple mobile phones.

 

Half-heard, if at all, the sub-aqueous tones

of the living language, its subliminal splendour,

raises the heads of sleeping river gods

among ancient aching stones.

 

...........niggle, niggle ........... (!)

 

You lazy old lizardslither river,

you come burbling brownly down,

constantly concomitantly coiling,

making your way to Dublin Town.

 

Here be a bridge, a ship or three,

and here be the people walking,

talking (like me) a half-sung dialect,

warbling in multiple mobile phones.

 

Half-heard, if at all, the sub-aqueous tones

of a living language, its subliminal splendour,

raises the heads of sleeping river gods

among the ancient aching stones.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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ALP & HCE;-) Finely done, a genuine joy to read and in the best Irish bardic tradition. Love it!

 

Thanks!

 

dc & J

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Love the sound of this one... an exercise in alliteration...but with the spot on rhythm and humor we know you to write. So fun to read out loud. I bet with your accent it sounds even better. We Californians don't have an accent. ~~smile~~

 

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What a pleasure to come back and to read such a wonderful poem from an old friend :). A great poem, Bren. Especially I enjoyed the opening of this poem and its sound.

Well done!

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

masterpiece Brendan. thoroughly enjoyed reading you. this rings out like a ballad played or strummed by a sympathy.

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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