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John Moynes by Alan O’Regan

Last month, while celebrating 1,500 Limericks a Day from the pen of John Moynes – making him Ireland’s most prolific published poet – we asked you to send your best wishes in verse.

The following each win a copy of John’s debut volume of poetry, Scenes Of Moderate Violence which is published on April 18 (see below).

A prolific poet called Moynes
Picked up his pen and girded his loins
Wrote a Limerick per day
which the ‘sheet did display
and often the reader rejoins!


A prolific poet called Moynes,
Picked up his pen and girded his loins,
“I will shoot from the hip,
and I will not give a jip,”
Said the prolific poet called Moynes


A prolific poet called Moynes,
Picked up his pen and girded his loins,
With each rise of the sun,
He Limericked and spun,
A career from an online sojourn.


A prolific poet called Moynes,
Picked up his pen and girded his loins,
Now that is quite heinous
It’s a pen not a penis
That metaphallic aesthetic of groins.


prolific poet called Moynes,
Grabbed his pen and girded his loins.
He’s the ‘sheet’s five-line-truther,
Forsooth there’s none smoother,
(Though, at times one can *just* see the joins).

Gary Flood

Scenes Of Moderate Violence is the debut poetry collection from John.

Written between 2013 and 2016 it depicts a “world recovering from economic turmoil and then collapsing into fear and despair”. There is also a bit about a time travelling cowboy who can recite two poems at once.

One FREE copy to the first person to spot artist Alan O’Regan’s signature in John’s portrait ( top).

Previously: Poems For Moynes

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

-2Snake Oil.

By Alan O’Regan.

The man behind the Chompksy reboot.

“A chance meeting in an airport bar between Ed (Raymond Keane), an older businessman and Shell (Ciara O’Callaghan), a young woman in financial difficulty leads to a tactful proposition. As a result, Ed encounters Conor (Gerard Adlum), a young man who appears on the surface to be an idle student but may just hold the key to a potentially revolutionary and very lucrative formula.The meeting between Shell and Ed could mean a remedy for one and all, but was it by chance?

No part for a certain top-hatted dog then?

Never mind.

Snake Oil opens tomorrow Tuesday 18th June in Theatre Upstairs, Lanigan’s Bar, Eden Quay (around the corner from the Abbey). Lunchtime and Evening Shows running until June 29.

For Bookings: 085 7727375 or email: tupstairsbookings@gmail.com