Poetry

Gabriel Fitzmaurice: Three Poems

“Save the Last Dance for Me” Ballybunion. Summer nights. We danced ourselves away To simple, sentimental songs Soh, soh, fah, mi, ray.   We danced, we loved, we parted, What more can I say? We met with other lovers, Just kids, we had our day.   We met with other lovers By that fantastic shore, We loved and left, we left and loved In search of more and more.   Then came a love too big for us, Youngsters dancing slow, We were too young to handle it— It broke us. Christ! the blow; It drove us to the underworld,…

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