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Mark Ryan in Southword Journal

Mark Ryan is from the Loop Head Peninsula in West Clare. His poetry has been published in local anthologies and his fiction has been published in the Sunday Tribune, where he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. He is attending the MA (Writing) programme at NUI Galway. He's not entirely sure about Yeats, but he's certain he shared a kipper with Kavanagh ... Watch this (breakfast) space ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast with Yeats

 

 

Had I the Kellogg's engoldened flakes,

Enriched with iron and vitamin E,

Or the dun and the tan and the dark flakes

Of oats and rice and milk-rice,

I would spread them out for you to eat:

But I, being fumbly, let them drop on the floor;

I have spilled the lot under your feet;

Tread softlydon’t wanna hoover no more.

 

 

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