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Eamonn McGinty
Eamonn McGinty

I was born in Derry and I still reside here. I attended Saint Joseph’s secondary school and the North West College of Technology. At the North West College of technology, I received a city and guilds in journalism. I've been writing since I was a teenager. I mainly write poetry and short stories. I've worked at a number of jobs over the years. For the most part I’ve done clerical work and currently work for a local supermarket.

Street Incantation by Eamonn McGinty

On low dark terraces The midnight violence ends.
Smokers crawl the streets,
Air incantation;
And the spell of your eyes
Aglow, aglow.
To escape this will,
Free or not.
The painted silence
And wounded bells
Ring in our ears:
" The purpose is to love."
Through you, the world
Comes coldly;
Through you, the world
Comes to life-
Caught murmuring,
Caught spelling out your love.




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