“Noise from a Goat and a Tree” by Ted Naylon Sr.

well, I see

the sky over Ireland

or maybe marble markings

from Connemara

goat hide

as tight as a fiddle string

makes a sound i heard before I had ears

i know my hands shake themselves, now-


i see better with both my eyes closed.


through fields of planted music

it’s seed inside

the soul/soil of a fertile mind)

so do you!

I may forget my name soon.

a used clock beats on the face of the moon.

i travel by wrist.

you can hear me leave.

Ted Naylon Sr. is a writer and poet from Rochester, New York. He has written a novel, an Irish/American folktale “We the Wee” that can be found on Amazon.