"Swimming With Dolphins" is the second book of poems by Tommy Murray to be published by Lapwing of Belfast and will be officially launched in Navan Library on Thursday the 24th of May at 7pm. A collection that is laid out in almost alphabetical order, there are forty three poems here that touch on everything from mixed marriage to the most casual of observation on that extra fraction of an inch. His ability to play with words and ideas is a lesson or example to anyone who would try their hand at writing poetry and is something that is seldom turned inward. More info and details on both the author and the book if you click over on the link to Meath Books to the right. This is one for your collection!
It's a blacker than black world, ours
A first up best dressed world
Where compassion is a dried up river bed
And the white bones of virtue
Have been picked clean.
So we live for the day, sift
Through the charcoal and cinders
The dust bowl of our dreams
We bicker and bag snatch
Wash our dirty linen