Daniel Roy Connelly


Des bons mots

All things considered takes ages.
If you could have it all would you leave it where it is?
The path of righteousness leads to the corridor of uncertainty.
Absence makes the heart look elsewhere.
A problem shared is a problem still.
Do things by the book or they’ll throw it at you.
Can you get it in the neck while taking it on the chin,
have an ear to the ground when being walked all over?
When all’s said and done there’ll be nothing left to do or say.
At the end of the day, it’s night.


Daniel Roy Connelly won the 2014 Fermoy International Poetry Festival Prize, was a finalist in the 2015 Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Competition and was the winner of the 2015 Cuirt New Writing Prize for Poetry. He lives in Rome.


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