Culture on A Cigarette Packet

Culture on A Cigarette Packet

A Poem by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
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hOW i DISCOVERED THE WRITINGS OF rOBBIE bURNS

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Culture from a Cigarette Packet
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Words I read of Aftons waters
Green braes and other lines of Burns the bard,
On a packet of cigarettes
What funny places culture throws her card!

And from there more of Burns I read,
The more of his writings to read I desired,
For I am a poet, though not as good as he
I was and am by him inspired.

Culture from a cigarette packet...
Crazy the idea some wil call,
But I say its better be crazy
Than to get no culture at all!
 

© 2008 Tomás Ó Cárthaigh


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That's pretty cool how you discovered Burns! It's not strange; just a unique way of finding him.

I liked the lines:

"Words I read of Aftons waters
Green braes and other lines of Burns the bard,
On a packet of cigarettes
What funny places culture throws her card!"

Very cool!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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culture on a cigarette packet indeed .. and hippies found God in bubble gum wrappers as well .. closing lines really make this poem for me .. have to investigate Robbie Burns and Afton wafers .. ignorant as i am :)
E.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

But I say its better be crazy
Than to get no culture at all!

the lines nailed it!! :)


Posted 14 Years Ago


Ah.... and who said smoking is bad for your health:)? Nice poem and the unexpected too..., though I am not one, this is a boost for the rights of smokers... and why not? Only if there were as many poets..

Posted 14 Years Ago


interesting a new style of writing

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

But I say its better be crazy
Than to get no culture at all!

my favorite line.

I liked how inspiration can come from anywhere. In a way, it should.

Wonderful form, great flow, well chosen words, well painted imagery, well imparted message.

This is a great piece.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love it ~laughs~ it made me smile out loud... yes you can smile out loud...!!!
You have an amazing gift... a great way with words combined with humour
...Lucky you.
I can't wait to read more of your work

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

true words. so much better than finding new expletives on the bathroom wall...

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I say any culture is good culture.

I can't recall how I came to know the writings of the Poet. Though some of my strongest memories involve Burns in lyric form. Singing "Auld Lang Syne" at New Years. Singing "Comin Through the Rye" to Anna when she can't sleep.

Literature on a cigarette wrapper. That idea has me blown away.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tomas I love this. What a wonderful way to find him. You couldn't do that here in the states that's for sure. This was a lovely read and thank you so much for sharing it.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That's pretty cool how you discovered Burns! It's not strange; just a unique way of finding him.

I liked the lines:

"Words I read of Aftons waters
Green braes and other lines of Burns the bard,
On a packet of cigarettes
What funny places culture throws her card!"

Very cool!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
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Renmore, Galway, Ireland, An Roinne Mór, Gallaimh, Eire, Ireland



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