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Tim Dwyer has recent and upcoming publications in a number of journals, including The Stinging Fly, Boyne Berries, Revival, Crannog, Cork Literary Review, Skylight 47 and The Linnet’s Wings.  He is completing a collection entitled Between Two Shores: Messages From The Irish Diaspora.  He is a psychologist at a correctional facility, grew up in Brooklyn, and lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State. His mother was from Gort, and his father was from the farm country near Loughrea.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Bereft

 

                All Soul’s Day

 

 

Shortly after crossing the Hudson

the road to work turns southward,

making its way around the Catskills.

 

This time of year

the November sun

is at eyelevel, creating

long shadows across the road,

a picket fence of dark and light.

Tall, straight evergreens, their trunks

bare of limbs for sixty feet or higher,

guard the rolling farm fields that I pass.

 

Yesterday, tomorrow and today

Nature has its place.

And for a few moments

I am with it,

until the radio or stop sign,

or recalling what has happened

takes me away again.

 

 

 

 

 

©2013 Tim Dwyer

 

 

 

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Three poems at The Galway Review

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