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Noel King poem in Southword Journal

Noel King was born and lives in Tralee, Ireland. His poems, haiku, short stories, reviews and articles have been published in over thirty countries. His debut collection, Prophesying the Past, is published by Salmon Poetry. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

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Honorary Mention in the 2011 Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition

 

 

The electricity

between the kite

and the fingers

of my little son’s hands.

 

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The overhead lines

beckoning the colours

we’d painted on the sail.

 

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My eyes

fire brigades

as the breeze

tangles the kite in trees.

 

 

 

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Prophesying the Past by Noel King (Salmon, 2010)

'Black and Tan', a poem by Noel King

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