Only love can break your heart

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The seas are wild tonight
As I write, far from any coast;
Speckled with salty brine and afraid,
I spy in the broken mirror
The broken boy who is following me
Following me.
Down dale, up tree, crawling all over me:
Still, the ghost of my brother
Stands next to me,
Leaning forward to see
The ghost of my son
Spinning and laughing all around me
Beneath this savage sea                                  Above this star-cluttered sky
We were together:
Only yesterday it was, we laughed
Young, careless, free:
Like the ice-maidens in the wilderness
Like the dolphins in the sea.

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DUBLIN, 1988 ►

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Brian Maryon

Sat 16th May 2020 17:07

With stocks at rock bottom investors have as usual turned to gold and the price has shot up. But what will happen after the goldrush?

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Vautaw

Sat 16th May 2020 00:07

Poetry takes us to that magical place where love lives forever. Heartbreaking, beautiful, raw... Write on my friend.

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