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NOEL KING

 

 

Noel King poem in Southword Journal

Noel King was born and lives in Tralee, Ireland. His poems, haiku, short stories, reviews and articles have been published in over thirty countries. His debut collection, Prophesying the Past, is published by Salmon Poetry.

 

 

 

 

 

Where I Come From

 

 

row me to the mouth
of the mountain river

where the ancestors descended
to our valley and settled

row me like there is no tomorrow
with oars of the finest wood

I will be good, sit in the middle,
keeping balance, hands gripping boat sides

row me as you would row
your lover on a peaceful Sunday

row me like there was no yesterday
until we get a grasp on things

 

©2010 Noel King

 

 

 

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'Black and Tan', a poem by Noel King

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