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Brendan Behan – I Remember In September

I Remember In September

I remember in September,

When the final stumps were drawn,

And the shouts of crowds now silent

And the boys to tea were gone.

Let us, oh Lord above us,

Still remember simple things,

When all are dead who love us,

Oh the Captains and the Kings,

When all are dead who love us,

Oh the Captains and the Kings.

Far away in dear old Cyprus,

Or in Kenya’s dusty land,

Where all bear the white man’s burden

In many a strange land.

As we look across our shoulder

In West Belfast the school bell rings,

And we sigh for dear old England,

And the Captains and the Kings.

I wandered in a nightmare

All around Great Windsor Park,

And what did you think I found there

As I stumbled in the dark?

It was an apple half-bitten,

And sweetest of all things,

Five baby teeth had written

Of the Captains and the Kings.

picture by AmruSalahuddien

April 24, 2008 Posted by | Brendan Behan, _POETRY | Leave a comment

Brendan Behan and the myspace Ouija Board

//” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Who can believe that Brendan Behan has 1,934 friends on myspace!

Man, a lot of people must love ghosts!

Else, these are people Behan still owes money to!

Nowadays, the ouija board business is fucked. Every psychic type nutcase uses myspace instead!

There must be a bar with wifi access in whatever realm Behan now resides!

Anyway, not meaning to be too morbid, here’s Brendan Behan’s rather interesting gravestone in Glasnevin, North Dublin, snapped by Ro.

I paid a pilgrimage there once years ago – well I was en-route to the famous Kavanagh’s pub just adjoining the cemetery, where the best pint of Guinness in Dublin can be had!

Even in death, Brendan still stands out!

If you don’t know who the fuck Behan was, here’s a ridiculously high-level snapshot;

Brendan Francis Behan (Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin) (February 9, 1923 – March 20, 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also a committed Irish Republican and an erstwhile member of the Irish Republican Army. Behan was one of the most successful Irish dramatists of the 20th century.

More here on Wiki: Brendan_Behan

Thanks to Ro

April 24, 2008 Posted by | Brendan Behan, OTHER_LITERATURE, _EDITORIAL, _OTHER, _PHOTOGRAPHY | Leave a comment