James Phillip Mcauley Early Poems
- 1. Pieta
A year ago you came
Early into the light.
You lived a day and night,
Then died; no one to blame.
- 2. Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War
On the street of the concrete refugee tenements
That have collapsed into the smoking holes
The Israeli rockets blew open at dawnâ??s early light,
The sundered limbs and torsos of a Jenin family
- 3. Magpie
The magpie's mood is never surly
every morning, wakening early,
he gargles music in his throat,
the liquid squabble of his throat.