Red Lipstick

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Please note:  this is a re-post in honour of St Paddy's Day! (Photos taken of Yeats statue in Sligo town.)

 

Red Lipstick

 

Standing in reverence of a mighty giant

his Nobel words remembered, this fan notes

 

exaggerated bat-like shoulders enhance his

thoughtful gaze - watching the Horseman?

 

Others have stepped up on Galway stone; held

those long, thin legs as they balance, head bent

 

to leave a lipstick imprint of their awe for him

on the space his left hand nonchalantly indicates...

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Mon 18th Mar 2019 04:29

Oh thank you all for the 'flowers' and the comments.
Tom, my father's people came from near Mallow in Cork and when I first arrived there, I was amazed to find my name 'Forde' listed so many times in the phone book. Where I grew-up in Africa, there were some spelt without an 'e' but none with, unless they were part of my family. Sláinte to you too.
Thanks, Dorothy, Jason and Martin, pleased you enjoyed it.

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Martin Elder

Sun 17th Mar 2019 18:12

Ditto Ditto. A lovely piece of poetry in praise of a fine poet. Thanks for posting it Frances
Nice one

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 17th Mar 2019 12:21

I'd have to echo Dorothy, brilliant and so glad you once again shared.

J. x

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Dorothy Webb

Sun 17th Mar 2019 11:23

Frances
I am so glad that you have re-posted, I would hate to have missed this.

Dorothy

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Tom Doolan

Sun 17th Mar 2019 11:17

Hi Frances. A very fitting poem for today. Yeats, one of the greats and one of my favourites. My mother was born in Sligo
Sláinte 😀 T 🍺

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