Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Poem of the Week : 'Moonshine'

This week's Poem is our first Irish one : Richard Murphy's 'Moonshine' (below). Richard Murphy's books include The Battle of Aughrim, The Price of Stone, High Island and an autobiography, The Kick. His Collected Poems are published by the fine Gallery Press.


To think
I must be alone;
To love
We must be together.

I think I love you
When I'm alone
More than I think of you
When we're together.

I cannot think
Without loving
Or love
Without thinking.

Alone I love
To think of us together:
Together I think
I'd love to be alone.

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