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


Lives in Limerick, recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at MMU, UK. Poems published in the Shamrock Haiku Journal, The Literary Bohemian, The Crannog Poetry Journal, The Stony Thursday Book, Skylight 47 and in Between the Leaves, New Haiku from Ireland edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky.

Jim Burke


Lines for Harry Dean Stanton

I place Partly Fiction recordings, down somewhere
for a moment, because I need to listen to Harry Dean Stanton,
singing, "Everybody's Talkin'"

and I'm gazing up into a Glitter and Doom Tour Poster
at a singer wearing a bowler hat.
He has just missed out on someone else's skip,
and is throwing a handful of glitter
into the air.

I've just hung the poster up on my study wall.
So there it is, Harry.

I am as close to music in my dreams.

A lucky life is like this.