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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Patrick Deeley's poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. Groundswell: New and Selected Poems, is the latest of his six collections with Dedalus Press. His memoir, The Hurley Maker's Son, was published by Transworld in April 2016.

Patrick Deeley


Wild Honey

Go up a goatskin rope
to an old church in Debra Damo.
Go find a church carved
from stone in Lalibela. So he

advises who has gone
before me. Go where wild honey
hived in a church roof
is handed out as something holy.