Neil Donnelly

Tullamore Train

ISBN: 9781851320356

Tullamore Train

Meeting the train
at Heuston
I’m looking for my mother
but no sign.
Perhaps she’s fainted
and is lying in a carriage,
fear and foreboding
beaten down inside,
until there on the chequered
concourse standing puzzled,
wondering where I am,
relief and gladness
in me as I walk to her,
she smiles, there you are, and I
thought you hadn’t come.

Neil Donnelly is from Tullamore and is best known for the plays, The Station Master, Upstarts, The Silver Dollar Boys, Chalk Farm Blues, Flying Home, The Duty Master, Butterfly.

Tullamore Train is his debut poetry collection. He is a member of Aosdána.