Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory

Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory

Harrowing up-glance at churn-of-cloud,
around you the bustle of O'Connell Street...
cloud of mad starlings from another year.

You wander north to the Gresham Hotel,
no money for a suite with a wide view,
no cash for even a closet of a room.

Rain comes hard, nails right through
your waterproof Gaelic-green zip-up
Derby-of-San Francisco tourist jacket.

Smell of damp wool, cigarettes, and chips...
neon bar signs buzz like dazed autumn flies:
you sober-jag east along the pewter Liffey.



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