the beautiful death song of winter

those noisy birds are at it again,
matching the pitch and drip of my
bathroom faucet

it is a grateful irritating noise

mid march before next blizzard
sprung hours and sun


get it out of your system now
before the bees
and the lovely shaped lilies give you
any further ideas

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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