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Spring in Dublin, Ireland. New heat, new life and fun.

Dublin 1

Jim_hydeby Jim Hyde16 Apr 2014

The first weekend of March
and it’s just the warmth
to climb down St Michan’s
crypt and tip at the bodies.

Four hundred years of a poke
and a prod and they’re still
not flinching an inch.

One by one we shiver a touch
and file back to the day
trying very very hard not
to lick our fingers.


(1st poem in my new collection, Spring Baby Poems,
out 1 May 2014. See issuu.com/hydej for a sampler edition)