No Goodbyes….

Lucien Freud paints the women – men.
clinging to his leg with affirmations of non adieu
they ask ‘ why can’t you make us a more
Madeleine Plantey – caught in the moment of innocent morning?’
but Freud knows he’s not the man to ask.
‘just lay on the couch ’til something gives – i’ve got brushes ready
to change things a bit’.

on the balcony at 81×100 cm
people commence to bid

Pinterest starts the auction of jealousy
before Flickr and Instagram take charge

begin the art of intimate behaviour
Nu Au Balcon – or – Portrait of The Hound

or perhaps tonight instead –
we could sit down and face our moonlit gold
speak in the Chicago silence and prove we are more than
tonight we could balance the language of ourselves
and leave the references behind. We could erase the
and choose neither artist nor country –
tonight – and no

* Lucien Frued: was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. One of his paintings was entitled ‘Portrait of the Hound’

* Madeleine Plantey: Famous French painter. One of her paintings was entitled ‘Nu Au Balcon’


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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