Patrick Moran

John Clare In The Asylum

Patrick Moran

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Still unrelenting,

this urge to compose,


as darkness deepens

behind these bars;


as the pull of destiny –

air, abundant pickings,


the charge of breeding grounds –

is absorbed in make-believe:


your takeoffs from perches

obsessively rehearsed;


wings forever straining

across imagined skies.


Patrick Moran


Patrick Moran is a Tipperary poet whose poems have been widely published in the leading Irish outlets; and also in the UK. He has published  4 collections  of poetry, the most recent of which , RECKONINGS, was issued by  Salmon in 2019.

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