The Heelers Diaries

the fantasy world of ireland's greatest living poet

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Friday, June 12, 2015

when the revolution was expected in china

in the garden of my father
i first heard the gunshots from tiananmen square
i will never drink again of beauty
without hearing first the crying of the dying there

we will pray sometimes in the evening
as the shadows lengthen into years
for there are prayers much softer than silence
and silences softer than tears