Stranger Fruit

Friday Poem (1130)


Wet Evening in April

The birds sang in the wet trees
And I listened to them it was a hundred years from now
And I was dead and someone else was listening to them.
But I was glad I had recorded for him
The melancholy.

Patrick Kavanagh

I’ve posted poems by Kavanagh before ("Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away" and "Epic"). He died today in 1967.

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