I’ve written before on the blog about my love for the poetry of Christy Brown, more well-known for his novels and in particular his autobiography My Left Foot.
I borrowed a book of his poetry from the local library again and again, until my Dad found me a copy in a second-hand book shop in Donegal and Brown’s romantic, idealised poems very much appealed to my sixteen year-old self.
You can read me more detailed discussion of his poetry here and it is interesting to note that this is, without question, my most-visited post in the history of my blog and is mostly arrived at by people searching ‘Christy Brown Poems’ in Google!
Sitting by Christy Brown
Sitting with you in any setting is so lovely
it is still so new to me like each new morning
watching each new wonder cross your face
and I a new arrival to joy
happily caught in that wonder.
Your every moment arrests my mind
bringing my senses instantly awake
and in your very stillneess I am aware
of things waving my life restfully
to a joyous conclusion.
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!