NOT QUITE TOMAS, poem by pd lyons



Crosses the church yard
W/a girl that would have been Sorcha if it were

How much more than footsteps
Between us now

Yet still I look
Expecting him has caught my eye

There used to be horses before Cabra
Sanctuary on the Liffey

Our children would meet, play,
Remember one another’s birthdays

Bagdad Dove

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On July 1, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Just curious for we do not know much about Dublin and the River Liffey. The Spanish Tomas, not its English equivalent Thomas? Just curious. Just done my third reading (re-reading) of Joyce’s “Dubliners,” and there are many allusions to Dublin’s river. Thanks heavens for “The Dead” and two other stories in the collection, “Clay” and “Araby.” The rest can linger on the shelves!  Best and God bless.  e/sP.s. Have you finally sat down and listen to the complete recording of Michael Balfe’s “The Bohemian Girl”? 


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    • pdlyons  On July 2, 2021 at 11:07 am

      agree with you on joyce. i find potrait of a young man to be a wonderful read for anyone who loves the english language. as far as Bohimial girl well never heard of it til you mentioned it. so will be looking it up for a listen. you are still the teacher my friend. blessing to you both. cheers


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