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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The wave

Baffle's next reading will be in The Turtle, Dunkellin St, Loughrea on Friday 5th March at 9.00pm. All Baffle nights are a great bit of craic so you're advised to take advantage of the brilliant new M6 and head on down there. Poems should be on the subject of The Wave.
As I work Friday nights and won't be able to attend, here is my effort, which took approximately 45 seconds to compose and will doubtless be robbed by Paul Durcan for his next collection.
He went into the sea up to his oxters.
“Big wave!” his mother shouted from the shore.
He waved with all his might,
Then got carried out of sight
By the biggest wave that ever hit Gweedore.


  1. Do tell more about Baffle. It sounds intriguing...

  2. Baffle is a Poetry group based in Loughrea, with a much greater emphasis on socialising than academia. They organise fun events throughout the year - trips to Edinburgh, poetry on the lake etc - culminating in the Baffle Festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend. The festival is based on a given theme and all poems must be read in the heats in the local hostelries. There is absolutely no elitism - funny poems, serious poems, poems in Irish, bawdy poems, by established poets and ordinary members of the community alike. What is amazing is, though the pub might be packed, you can hear a pin drop when someone starts to read. Terrific fun! The winner, incidentally, wins a turnip (don't ask!) More at www.bafflepoetry.org