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A Review by Lugh: Mike Daniels aka Danimik / Musician & Poet

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:04 pm
by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh
Mike is one of the most original and highly talented writers I have ever encountered online and a genuinely helpful guide in the art of writing. Without Mike's help, I would never have written this:-

    On The Road With Kathleen
    By Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2005. All rights reserved.

    when we turned left onto Leenan Gardens
    all of your neighbours
    many of them friends from half a lifetime ago
    stood in their doorways
    some cried
    all paid their respects

    as we passed your house
    i was overcome with old memories of
    marching up west way against winter rain
    your hand holding mine tightly
    keeping me close
    protecting me and teaching me as we walked

    crows cawed through your lessons
    your wisdom and words
    all got through to me

    tales of barges and factories
    while turf smoke
    sneaked from chimneys

    other days
    crayons and pages
    all was good

    wheaten bread scones
    baked in an old oven
    hot soup on sick days

    my last day on the road with kathleen
    all may's chorus of birds sing their songs
    nature revealing that life must go on

    you taught me that too...
Ode to my Grandmother - Kathleen Burns (Maiden Name: O'Kane)...