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Martin Keaveney


Hundred thousand times ago
Five senses of morning

Strum the Viol
Sing foreign lands
End of a psalm

Salmon pinks
At the edge

Father at stream
Seeking trout
Their leap

Bare toes
Through the salon
Thick Braid

Cold peaches
Juice of grape
On my lip

Five senses of time
Hundred thousand mornings ago

Poetry by Martin Keaveney will appear shortly in Carillon with flash fiction forthcoming in Burning Word and Apocrypha and Abstractions. Recent fiction includes 'The Rainy Day' in the anthology Small Lives (Poddle Publications), 'Last Order' in Crannog 'A New Freedom' in Gold Dust , 'Takeaway' in The Crazy Oik magazine with work forthcoming in Agave Magazine. He has a B.A. in English and Italian and an M.A. in English (Writing) from NUI, Galway, Ireland. He is currently a PhD candidate at NUIG, 2014-18 where he is researching the John McGahern archive and also writing a novel as part of the course.

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