The Linnet's Wings

Epigraph

When Gods Ruminate



When poet gods ruminate on

affaire de coeur ere the state

where poets tend to reign o'er

endless dream's campaign,

they cede to Eavan frst,

then to Kate.

Puff the Adder's just a snake,

works both sides, f'heaven's sake,

one piece here, borne from 'Eire,

one other over there still hiding out

from Sir Francis Drake.

Thus robed to adjudicate

judges try to supplicate,

ask witness from Dublin Town

how long they'd don the gown

if they were forced to demon-straight.



Tom Sheehan


The Linnets Wings