Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Calamity Jane

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I walk out with the horse,
He does not resist.
Leads as if there’s not a diseased bone in his body.
He does not notice   children crying,
Rain stopping, sun brightening,
But rather a yellow butterfly;
Moves his head to keep it in sight
Until, for some reason he will never know,
He can no longer do so.



When I was a cowboy
I always wore boots,
I rode a chestnut mare
And she never went quits.
We’d take any trail
We’d cross any bridge.
Sometimes she was nasty,
She kicked and she bit

But we’d cover big country
By night or by day,
A walk or a jog
Or just plain run away.
I was crazy to love it,
But I thought it was fun,
Just me and the wild one
Out on our own.


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only august by pd lyons

i love rock and/or roll

i love rock and / or roll




only august


almost quiet

only feather sounds


almost still

only slow

steady beating

as if horses


taught themselves

to march in order

across the fields

almost green

only smoky

spiral dust

almost damp descending


as if insects

finally taught themselves

to sing

like falling rain

across midday

almost yawning

only august


Where Her Breasts Used to Be, as published by A Quiet Courage.

Was very pleased to have thise poem appear on A Quiet Courage! Thank you  Clara Klein!

I have also included a link to their submission page :


He kissed her courage,

he kissed her fear,

he kissed her sadness,

her deep unknowability.


Because she was his dearest,

because she was all he loved

and ever wished to.




P.D. Lyons: Born and raised in the USA. Travelling and living abroad since 1998. Currently resides in Ireland. Received Mattatuck College Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. Received Bachelor of Science with honors from Teikyo Post University Connecticut. Books of poetry: Searches For Magic, and Caribu & Sister Stones published by Lapwing Press, Belfast. A third book, Myths Of Multiplicity, published by Erbacce press Liverpool as part of the 2014 Erbacce International Annual Prize.


when we are aware

of things

we realize


we and everyone else does

is done

with great loneliness



to be conscious of this = compassion

to be in denial of this = suffering



“Pop” song by Backround All the Answers 1994 01

why not

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performed by Background from All the Answers. 1994. YouTube link below.


original lyrics by pd lyons

music by b. lyons

Down the streets of ecstasy
I’ll take my chances endlessly
And there’s no need for me to run
With my fingers wrapped around a gun

reality what can it be
But a misery you set for me
there’s no sense in wanting more cuz
this is what I  been put here for

Look around What do I see?
there ain’t nuthin here for me
Look around what do I see
There ain’t nuthin more for me

You preachers of morality
how would you do to live like me
heaven’s just a novelty
another thing denied to me

so down the streets of ecstasy
I’ll make my way most carelessly
and you can judge it tragedy,
but I wont surrender easily

Look around What do I see?

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The Girl, by pd lyons (for New Haven)

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The Girl

Call her flower by moonlight
Cypress by spring
Watch from the evening
Change to grey misty morning
Leaving the Stars Behind
Across the spider down day

The girl
Walks on her toes
Sneakers let the ballet
Peer out with wonder

Amid this morning garden
Slipping into shade
Who whispers river lily secrets
When your musings get too heavy?

( For New Haven )


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Thank you for your attention

and i say it again – thank you!

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Bridget Shields Rose                                                                             Bridget Shields Rose

just to say thank you to each and every one who has ever hit the like button, made comment and for those of you who are real – decided to follow this blog.

sometimes in this writing life –

it gets kinda lonely
you know that place where no
human contact is a small thing
rather  inspiration
wishing you all the very best

i love rock n roll i love rock n roll

a tip of my hat to you all a tip of my hat to you all

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25.3.11 ruff by pd lyons

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today out on the veranda of all gone away youth whiskered timber dreams woke another coffee



you wouldn’t have to wait for anything to boot up

turn on or upload you could just sit down

bang away royal keys upon a cotton rag of water marked paper


you wouldn’t have to settle for crap wine, Bordeaux châteaux

would be easily accessible even to a low level pot dealer


you could get a soft pack of Marlboro that tasted good – better than the hard pack in the days before anyone even thought of lights

 the rent was 180 for five big rooms a laundry room full bath including heat and utilities


 you could sit on the second floor back porch blow a joint in broad daylight watch some old ginger tom prowl around some inner city orange rose bush while the most…

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there is no “how to write” any more than there is a how to pee – eventually you get on with it no matter where you are, no matter what you know, don’t know or think you know; a matter of urgency not choice

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Hold On by Roisin O

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Whelan’s show October 18th, tickets here –
Album available here –
For more info visit

Video directed by Simon Eustace (, and features Aaron Heffernan, Mirjana Rendulic, Geraldine McAlinden and Colin Condon. Special thanks to Dogpatch Labs Dublin.

DP – Arthur Mulhern (, shot on RED Epic.

A small spark can ignite the
light and hold it in your heart,
But a small thought can put
it out and hold you in the dark.
When you feel, you can’t figure
out what’s real, When you’re losing
grip and your fingertips are
Screaming let go…

Hold on, please, hold on.

When you find, When you realize you’re
Not the man you want to be
Please come see me, pour me out your
heart and tell me

When you’re tired and lonely, I will wash away your…

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