my book shelf

i am packing to go home
going through shelves and
putting books in bins
these years i thought i was
ready to go back
and forget about the
and now,
now i realize i am going to
miss this place
i can’t go on without my
country side
without my scenery of fields
and fields
and no worries of anything
but i will miss my
apartment view
the escarpment drive
i put on my al purdy
hide his hang over and
my red eyes of sorrow
realize as i re-approach my love
of words,
that my book shelf is filled with
other men who loved beer
art and
how will they comfort me?


About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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