‘Comhrá na Tríonóide’ (Trinity Colloquy) by David Butler

Comhrá na Tríonóide

Is mé ar seachrán san coláiste ar maidin
do bhaineas ana-thaitneamh as mo dhíchuimhne
nuair a thugas faoi deara
go rabhas ag caint liom féin
fad is ag falróid a bhí mé.
Trí cheist le freagairt dá bhrí sin:
Cé bhí ag caint? Cé bhí ag éisteacht?
agus in ainm Dé,
Cé bhain aoibhneas as an staid sin?

Trinity Colloquy

And I wandering between Faculties this morning
I got a kick out of my own forgetfulness
when I realised I’d been talking to myself
all the while I’d been walking.
Three questions arise out of this:
Who was doing the talking?
Who the listening?
And in God’s name
Who got such a buzz out of it?
 
(published in Via Crucis, Doghouse 2011)
 
 
 
 
David Butler‘s second poetry collection, All the Barbaric Glass (Doire Press) will be launched on Thurs March 23rd at the Irish Writers’ Centre.