“How goes the night, boy?…” by Michael Hartnett
by Steven McCabe
The night before Patricia’s funeral in 1951
I stayed up late talking to my father.
How goes the night, boy?
The moon is down:
Dark is the town
In this nightfall.
Michael Hartnett (1941-1999) is an award winning poet from County Limerick, Ireland. Poem courtesy of Niall Hartnett.