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Tadhg Russell

 

Tadhg Russell lives in Doneraile in north Cork and has been writing poetry for the last five years. His work has been published by Southword, Cyphers, The Stony Thursday Book, West47, The Stinging Fly and The Sunday Tribune. He was also on the shortlist for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition in 2010. Two of his poems made the shortlist for the 2011 Gregory O'Donoghue competition, one of them taking second prize and the other receiving an honorary mention.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wedding Party

 

 

Some minutes from now this room will be empty,

the clatter and drama of words spilt on the wing    

evaporating in silence, along with a slant of shadows               

banished by sunlight, the sideshow of senior males               

bestowing wisdom with a comic twist, a flurry of kids                

on the forest floor, tears sobbed beyond the usual measure,

neighbours dropping in for one last look, the engine

diminishing toward some direction we can only guess at.

 

 

 

 

©2012 Tadgh Russell

 

 

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Russell poem in Southword #10 (print issue for purchase)

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