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Author: MAHON, DEREK
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Mahon, Derek    Poet's Biography
28 poems available by this author


A DISUSED SHED IN CO. WEXFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Even now there are places where a thought might grow
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


A GARAGE IN CO. CORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Surely you paused at this roadside oasis
Subject(s): Ireland - Emigrants


A LIGHTHOUSE IN MAINE    Poem Text    
First Line: It might be anywhere
Subject(s): Lighthouses; Hopper, Edward (1882-1967)


A REFUSAL TO MOURN    Poem Text    
First Line: He lived in a small farm-house
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ACHILL    Poem Text    
First Line: I lie and imagine a first light gleam in the bay
Subject(s): Emptiness; Longing; Nostalgia


AFTER THE TITANIC    Poem Text    
First Line: They said I got away in a boat
Subject(s): Titanic (Ship)


AFTERLIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: I wake in a dark flat
Subject(s): Homecoming


AN IMAGE FROM BECKETT       
First Line: In that instant / there was a sea, far off
Subject(s): Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)


ARAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He is earthed to his girl, one hand fastened
Subject(s): Aran Islands, Ireland; Love


CHINATOWNJ    Poem Text    
First Line: And whips the pagodas of confucius square
Subject(s): Chinatown, New York City


COURTYARD IN DELFT; PIETER DE HOOCH, 1659    Poem Text    
First Line: Oblique light on the trite, on brick and tile
Variant Title(s): Courtyards In Delft - Pieter De Hooch, 1659
Subject(s): Delft, Netherlands; Hooch, Pieter De (1629-1684); Hoogh, Pieter De


DEJECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Bone-idle, I lie listening to the rain
Last Line: Who have twice come in from the cold?
Subject(s): Melancholy; Dejection


ECCLESIASTES    Poem Text    
First Line: God, you could grow to love it, god-fearing, god
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: How should I not be glad to contemplate
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Optimism


FORD MANOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Even on the quietest days the distant
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


GLENGORMLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wonders are many and none is more wonderful than man
Subject(s): Modern Man


HERACLITUS ON RIVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody steps into the same river twice
Subject(s): Rivers


I AM RAFTERY       
First Line: I am raftery, hesitant and confused among the
Subject(s): Raftery, Anthony (1784-1835)


IN CARROWDORE CHURCHYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Your ashes will not stir, even on this high ground
Variant Title(s): In Carrowdore Churchyard; At The Grave Of Louis Macneice
Subject(s): Churchyards; Macneice, Louis (1907-1963)


LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The prisoners of infinite choice
Subject(s): Leaves; Autumn; Fall


LIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: First time out
Variant Title(s): Lives; For Seamus Heaney
Subject(s): Life


THE ANDEAN FLUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: He dances to that music in the wood
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE BANISHED GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Paros, far-shining star of dark-blue earth
Subject(s): Rivers


THE BLACKBIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: One morning in the month of june
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE DAWN CHORUS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not sleep itself but dreams we miss
Last Line: We yearn for that reality in this
Subject(s): Reality


THE GLOBE IN CAROLINA    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth spins to my fingertips and
Variant Title(s): The Globe In North Carolina
Subject(s): Constellations


THE SEASONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Day-stars like daisies on a field of sky.
Subject(s): Seasons


THE SNOW PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Bash??, coming
Variant Title(s): The Snow Party; For Louis Asekoff
Subject(s): Snow