is that you or is it Michel?
O’ Jerusalem or ‘my Lord….my Lord…..
your eyes cast down
Michelangelo….your fixation x 2

lament for Jerusalem
then lament for yourself

in age we ponder more
wonder of the next world to come.
our youth is spent our muses have left us
and body parts inside begin to speak out
moments of self-mind-assurance… tremble

but there is Jerusalem
there it is still
origins of spirit and spirit of man.
Jerusalem – says Jeremiah
says Michel

‘are you still there for me?….’

* Michelangelo: sculptor, painter, architect, poet, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

* Jeremiah painting: part of the great painting landscape inside the Sistine chapel. Although the painting portrays Jeremiah as lamenting over the Destruction of Jerusalem, critics have interpreted the figure as a self-portrait by Michelangelo, with the artist lamenting over the weight of his sins.


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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