Irish poetry

Excerpt Tuesday – Devil, Maggot and Son – O’Connor

Devilmaggot_sonTranslated from Gaelic, “Devil, Maggot and Son” by Frank O’Connor tackles a very traditional theme with a mixture of attitude and catchy turn of phrase (especially in this first stanza) that has always made it a stand out for me – a uniquely paranoid offering on our impending mortality. You can read the whole poem (as well as click through an interactive presentation on the poem) here. Photos and composition by me. Enjoy!