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Cal Doyle in Southword Journal

Cal Doyle (b. Cork, 1983) lives and works in Cork City. His poetry has appeared in wordlegs (Dublin), Starry Rhymes (Edinburgh) & the anthology Restless (London). He has written prose on topics as diverse as town planning and mid-nineties Hip-Hop for various fanzines including Boggin', Aul Pups,& Crude. Currently he is working toward a first collection of poetry, some short stories and a novella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tres Poemas de Cataluña

 

 

The first time was at el Castillo.

At its precipice we sat and smoked

watching the sunrise

spill daytime slowly in

to the meadow below. By some

perversion of visual lucidity

I watched every leaf on each tree;

they greeted me in a single wave.

 

The second time we were

horizontal on the street

speaking to strangers.

A respite to our walk

from Gracia to my room

in la Raval. Our common

ground was thin,

contrived by the city

and submitted to us

for our own devices.

 

Third was stranger still,

I was bathing in a lake, high

in the Pyrenees. I drip

dried on the grass,

projecting images onto clouds.

A daughter of the nearby town,

she, seventeen, sat down next to me

& offered some fruit, bread

& cured ham. For decency

I dressed on the lake’s eyelid,

near my tent. Where later

I broke some Spanish

& she broke Catalan.

 

 

 

©2012 Cal Doyle

 

 

 

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