Poetry

Katherine Gallagher: Two Poems

The Tour de France Passes Through Rochefort A ride through the heart of Rochefort, a mediaeval seaside town where in pre-Revolution days, the King himself had come down.   Now, sportsmen wore the crowns, the new heroes of the scene— bike-boys racing for the yellow shirt and all of them bootstrap-keen.   We waited with crowds on the street to whoop and roar them past. Australian O’Grady led, he’d never ridden so fast!   I primed myself to cheer and hoped he’d hear me yell, “Come on, come on, O’Grady, you could beat this lot to hell …”   People…

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