Poet Blog Sunday: Niall O’ Sullivan’s ‘The Mundane Comedy’

Oh, didn’t you know? Poets post their poetry online too! but how do you know what’s readable and what’s for the damning click of the dislike button?! Well, wipe that worried brow clean; that’s what we’re here for.

Poetry Unplugged Host Niall O’ Sullivan’s poetry blog The Mundane Comedy (if you’ve neve been to the poetry unplugged at least once, you deserve hot coal for dinner) is in many ways a fairly accrurate representation of the man himself: unapologetically intellectual, a stickler for form, cheeky, full of biting social commentary but also capable of breathtaking tenderness, as shown in the poem below:

Canto CLXX

With a firm and cupping motion, the midwife
located the position of your head,
you’re bang on schedule, ready for the strife,

the planned eviction from your snug homestead.
And now I know where your blossoming brain
sparks bright within your cave of darkest red—

I wonder how it looks to you within,
when bright light penetrates the full placenta?
Perhaps its just like when this skyline turns

from concrete grey to brilliant magenta.

Fans of well written, smart poems that tease more meaning with every read should definitely subscribe. Fans of the above who also love Whitney Houston and felt the funeral belonged on live televison should maybe mot read the first poem on his page.


About idehen

Poet, Frontman to alt hip hop band Benin City. Founder of Poem inbetween People. Co Founder of Spoken word/music night Poejazzi. Workshopper. Lover of all things horror/scifi/fantasy/tech related. Host. Semi bad man.
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One Response to Poet Blog Sunday: Niall O’ Sullivan’s ‘The Mundane Comedy’

  1. Niall O'Sullivan says:

    Hey, thanks for bigging up the Mundane Comedy Josh. I hope that your readership enjoy some, and maybe all, of the poems.

    With respect to the Whitney poem, I should clarify that the poem makes a specific point about the broadcasting of the funeral on the BBC News channel rather than on one of the entertainment or red button channels. Interrupting Winter Wipeout with coverage of the funeral would not have elicited a peep from me, in fact I probably would have praised the decision.

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