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Gerry Murphy

Gerry Murphy was born in Cork in 1952 where he still lives. His latest collections of original work are End of Part One – New & Selected Poems (Dedalus Press 2006) and My Flirtation with International Socialism (Dedalus Press 2010).

 

 

 

 

 

Epigram For A Windy Night

(after the Irish, 18th Century)

for Billy Ramsell

 

The world laid low and the wind blowing,

hither and thither, the dust of Alexander and Caesar.

Tara buried under pasture and as for Troy ...

And even the English – they, too, like us – will die.

 

©2009 Gerry Murphy

 

 

 

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