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IGGY McGOVERN

 

 

Iggy McGovernIggy McGovern was born in Coleraine and lives in Dublin, where he is Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Trinity College. He has published two collections of poetry with Dedalus Press. Awards include the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry, the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. His most recent publication is A Mystic Dream of 4 (Quaternia Press, 2013), a sonnet sequence based on the life of the Irish mathematician & poet, William Rowan Hamilton.

 

 


 

 

The DART

 

It’s never the night-mail crossing the border

bringing the cheque… nor the raw nasal whine

of wee Lonnie Donegan’s Rock Island Line;

nor does it ever play host to a murder

 

ze leetle grey cells on The Orient-Express

or two complete strangers hatching a plot;

nor a session with Sugar in Some Like It Hot,

hiding the bourbon flask under her dress.

 

It’s very unlikely that someone will call

“Are ye right there, Michael?” or that you might

have your own Brief Encounter on some lonely night.

It is none of these things, but it could be them all

 

as you give yourself up at the end of the day

to The 3.10 to Yuma, the 6.10 to Bray.

 

                        

©2015 Iggy McGovern

 

 

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