The Silent Partner

by Brian Donohue

I follow the action
here, there, everywhere
welded to the hand
of my creator.

Unknowing each tick
I soar
Provokes an eclipse,
the dawn of a
new country.

All the while
oblivious to the fact that
all I am
is a green crested

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. This poem was composed in a Poetry as Commemoration workshops held at The Jackie Clarke Collection, Mayo, with students from St. Murdach’s College, Ballina, in October 2023.  The workshop was led by writer Martin Dyer.