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Paul Ó Colmáin lives and works in West Cork. He was a winner of the inaugural Poet’s Podium, 1995, run by Samhlaíocht Chiarraí and is a regular contributor of poems in both Irish and English to journals and anthologies. He is a musician, songwriter and visual artist and leads walking tours so that he can eat.

 

 

 

 

 

Pheasant Songs

             ( i )
Brackened pheasants rise
from invisibility
cacophonously.

             ( ii )
A pheasant barking
like an old starter-motor.
Flowers yellowing.

             ( iii )
From the bog-silence
an explosion of pheasant.
Shocking suddeness.

              ( iv )
Diamond Hill glitters,
silver bulk ragged as the
pheasant’s whooping cough.

              ( v )
Strangled yodelling
of a pheasant’s Tarzan call
—Lord of the Bracken!

             ( vi )
Gorgeous finery,
the “Autumnal Hill’ palette
faithfully adhered.

             ( vii )
Bronchial love-song:
a pheasant comes a-courting;
music to her ears.

 

 

 

©2012 Paul Ó Colmáin

 

 

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