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by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Traces Left Behind
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Views: 361

Traces Left Behind

Traces Left Behind Crossing at the traffic lights in Parliament Street, and making his way over Capel Street bridge he processed in priest-like dignity bearing, in one hand, a just-opened tin of John West sardines, and in the other, a white plastic fork. He vestured a power-blue business suit-jacke...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Altar Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Altar Earth

Altar Earth The altar is a cliff escarpment above the oyster grey evening sea where they kneel and stand as ritual requires; the psalm read, the sermon given, the hymnal sung in praise and gratitude. Below, the slurping waters throng with seaweed and anemone, throbs into a living pulse. The tundra ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Shannon Crossing
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Views: 563

Shannon Crossing

Shannon Crossing Out of Cootehall I crossed where the princely Shannon sleeps and plugged my recording mind into the ambient silence of warblers and intermittent cock-crow piercing the distance between the bees reminiscing and the green metallic-shine of dragonflies floating on a black meniscus. In...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Canal Walk - Winter
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Views: 571

Canal Walk - Winter

Canal Walk – Winter Once again I walk by Srah Castle, its gable-length cracks still unsettling; yet so it has been down generational memory, the fissures permanent, its anonymous history continues. Over the iron railway bridge the silver-green commuter train ambles in modern rumbling tones towards ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: By What Act
Replies: 0
Views: 555

By What Act

By What Act By what act of luck does it happen that someone believes, though this may not be much consolation in an anarchic universe, where what deserves unimaginable punishment is granted health, beauty, riches, intelligence; and what is there about belief that prevents someone committing to the ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: I'm Leaving The Table
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: I'm Leaving The Table

Love it, Sean
Nice hat of tribute
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen on Mt. Baldy.
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Leonard Cohen on Mt. Baldy.

I wrote this a few years ago. I offer it as a Tribute So Long, Lennie 1934 - 2016 Leonard Cohen on Mt. Baldy. Imagine him, zen-stooped, a brittle dawn belittled by night, his Spanish guitar silenced, as mantra, locus of his engagement, each hour cartographed with the minute journeys of imagination. ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: A Café in Mullingar
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Views: 826

A Café in Mullingar

A Café in Mullingar A café in Mullingar pipes Howard Jones’ ‘No one is to blame’ and other 80s synched and electronified discotheque sounds wafted through a beat and thrust of persistent fevered dedication to relentless consummation that drives economies and political penumbrations; no one here, st...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: There are Mythologies
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Views: 1135

There are Mythologies

There are Mythologies What was the myth before the myth began? What was the story before story began? What was time before time came to be? What being was there before thereness was? What thereness was there before being began? What being brought myth, story, time and thereness into being? What nam...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat May 28, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Birds Feeding
Replies: 0
Views: 2235

Birds Feeding

Birds Feeding For weeks I’d never put bird food in the yellow rimmed dish out the back; it would lie there on the ground filling with rain water; no bird would come to dip its beak, only the neighbour’s raggy cat to check for milk, sniff, and in a cat’s slinky way, move on to the next garden, hopin...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Letter from the Prophet Amos
Replies: 0
Views: 3287

Letter from the Prophet Amos

Letter from the Prophet Amos Could you not see the inevitabilities Of putting your priests on pedestals; Granting them power over you Handing to them your impossible expectations? And now you cry, And now you howl in derision, And now you deny, And now you curse The arrogance and the naiveté that F...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Buskers & Shop Street, Galway
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Re: Buskers & Shop Street, Galway

Did some minor editing on this one....
It should now be the final draft....
I think.....
by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Buskers & Shop Street, Galway
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Buskers & Shop Street, Galway

Buskers & Shop Street, Galway The Corrib flows and plentifies by Claddagh Pier, a slow heave toward a soggy green stretch To Salthill under a not yet blue summer sketch Of sky. By a Spanish wall, in Capuchin brown, Where once Columbus may have calculated, He leans, tenement dreadlocks dangling, Pic...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Canticle for Hosea
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Canticle for Hosea

Thanks Cate. Gomer is an interesting figure. A metaphor and has an interesting relationship with Hosea. I like Hosea. He is doing his best to win back the lost and abandoned. A Christ figure in the OT. I see some parallels with Mary Magdalene, who could have been the wife of Jesus, at least in some ...

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