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Liam Aungier

Liam Aungier has poems in THE SHOp, Cyphers and The Sunday Tribune. His book, Apples in Winter is published by Doghouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Irish

“Bosphorus” you said, “meaning
The cow-ford. Bous being
As you know,
The Greek for cow”.
Your book-filled,
Wine-dark study,
Late September.
And what we had been speaking
Was all Greek.
Io and Homer and I felt
All at sea,
A Gaelic barbaros in the shade
Of a marble portico,
My brogue distorting
The music
Of the Hellenic tongue.
When what you said
Suddenly brought me back
To the by-roads and the back-roads
I grew up with,
Where a farmer’s wife
Might drive a straying heifer
Back to pasture, down a boreen.
Boreen, from the Irish
Bóther, bó being,
As I’m sure you know,
The Irish for cow.

©2009 Liam Aungier

Author Links

'Hephaistos', an Aungier poem at Poetry Daily

'Preludes', a poem at Stinging Fly

Aungier at Doghouse

 

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