Everything is Going to be All Right ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 322

On Tramore Beach at Daybreak
On Tramore Beach at Daybreak

Did you ever feel the need to post a poem ~ a poem which brings solace and light?

I just love this one from the great Derek Mahon and I hope you do too!

Everything is Going to be All Right

How should I not be glad to contemplate

the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window

and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?

There will be dying, there will be dying,

but there is no need to go into that.

The poems flow from the hand unbidden

and the hidden source is the watchful heart.

The sun rises in spite of everything

and the far cities are beautiful and bright.

I lie here in a riot of sunlight

watching the day break and the clouds flying.

Everything is going to be all right.

Derek Mahon

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

10 thoughts on “Everything is Going to be All Right ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 322”

  1. I do like this one, it has touched a chord within and I am going to keep it for my collection! You always seem to pick the perfect poem at the right moment!

    1. Hi Nancy, this was a case of needing a poem after a rather dark day and this morning, I was so pleased to see that the sun was blazing and all seemed well again with the world. Hope your day is proceeding well all those miles away.

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