Poems with pictures


“Belfast and Surrounding Area” OS 1 inch (now discontinued)

Dublin Black Pool

Drumbeg Small Hill

So Drumlin is


(And that’s more sense than a basket of eggs)

Now get going

With a well worn map

As there’s meaning in this

Bally – town; derry – grove; maghera – plain; agha – field;

But then the whole gets hard

Ballynalargy, Derrykillataugh, Magheraliskmisk, Aghadrumglasny

Hold back their truths

Best leave it.

Oldpark, Englishtown and Pleasure Hill

Viewed from afar no doubt

Charm and entice

(And are easier to say).

The world is very relative

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