GERRY MC DONNELL – FIVE HAIKU

GERRY MC DONNELL was born in Dublin in 1950. He has had five collections of poetry published. He has an enduring interest in Irish Jewry and in the Irish poet James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849) and has published extensively and written plays on both. In 2015 Lapwing published I Heard an Irish Jew, a selection of poetry and prose which has been translated into Romanian. Homeless, a monologue concerning a homeless man living in a public park was published in The Honest Ulsterman in June 2018. He is a member of the Writers Guild of Ireland and the Irish Writers’ Union.


FIVE HAIKU

1.
Night at the silver river
A man teeters
On the moon.

2.
A man paces his room
He looks out
It is snowing.

3.
A sun shower
In the parched garden;
A splash on the face.

4.
In the clamour
Call my name
And I will be born.

5.
One yellow light
In the office block;
Deadlines.

 

 

 

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