Thanksgiving this weekend


legs without loins for limbs
floating in pools – hands on ledge

waving fire into mirror less form
changing air from madness into woman


men at the bar before cleaning work clothes
sweating beer and coal – playing pool
heading home
passing civility on the street

listening to Bach – dressed for expensive tastes
drinking champagne – scoffing at wine under age of 3


harvest moon into grain – geese leaving home
searching for rooms to rent
and before death – we shall visit the Vence Chapel to renew life and


museum inside church inside library inside bathroom inside bedroom


life study – holding beer – toasting Quebec
language interruption of nothing but a smile to the waiter or the cook or the waitress
(nod head)

thank you / merci

bonjour / hello

you look beautiful tonight – my landscape
my love

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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