Susan Mallaghan

You sang me to sleep
with 'The Spinning Wheel',
so many times; to me,
you did it more sweetly

than Delia Murphy. You saved me,
much to my embarrassment,
from a beating by Paul Curran
in Kilmorey Park, swinging

your sweeping brush.
And when you died,
Thelma wanted me
to kiss you in your coffin.


spinning wheel pic

Click here for words
of 'The Spinning Wheel'
and listen to Delia Murphy
singing it.