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Mattie Lennon Irish Poet- THE HIDEOUT ON THE ROCK

THE HIDEOUT ON THE ROCK

                           By Mattie Lennon

 (Air: The Oul Alarm Clock)

 It happened up in Blessington,

In November sixty-nine.

Justice wasn’t evident

And the day was far from fine.

The Gardai got contrary

And they gave to me the knock

In their effort for to camouflage

The Hideout On The Rock.

 

I was told, “We’re going to charge you

With the burning of a rick”,

By Nash and Tighe and Sullivan

And Paddy Browne, the prick.

If the facts had been before me

I’d have got an awful shock;

Had I known ’twas all a cover-up

For The Hideout On The Rock.

 

Then on a day in early Spring

(But Winter mists hung down)

A daring raid was carried out

In Rathdrum’s lonely town.

The Gardai combed the district

And kept vigil round the clock.

To ensure the culprits’ safe return

To the Hideout On The Rock.

 

The next landmark in the story

Is Dublin’s Arran Quay;

A zealous guard was there shot dead

On a sunny April day.

To search West-Wicklow homesteads

The Gardai soon did flock,

But somehow or other chanced to miss

The Hideout On The Rock.

 

When the boys from Dublin Castle came

They saw it was too late,

But still a mounted “sub-Machine”

Stood focused on the gate.

They ‘spied the dump of weapons

When they forced the master lock.

Maurice Sullivan needed brown corduroys

At The Hideout On The Rock.

 

 

 

The Blessington patrol-car

Brought out spades to delve the lands.

There was talk of hidden money

And of Gardai’s blistered hands.

Unless they thought some Leprechaun

Had left behind his crock,

They’d know no buried treasure lay

Around Or Near The Rock.

 

The action that those Gardai took

Might puzzle you or me

But their Sergeant came from Kerry

Where all murderers go free.

I hear they pushed him sideways

To a station in Cool-lock

To reward him for the part he played

In The Hiding On The Rock.

 © Mattie Lennon 1970

mattielennon@gmail.com

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Gabriel Kuhn Editor- ALL POWER TO THE COUNCILS! A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY THE GERMAN REVOLUTION OF 1918-1919

ALL POWER TO THE COUNCILS!  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY THE GERMAN REVOLUTION OF 1918-1919

edited by Gabriel Kuhn

The defeat of World War I and the subsequent end of the Kaiserreich threw Germany into turmoil  While the Social Democrats grabbed power, radicals across the country rallied to established a socialist society under the slogan “All Power to the Councils!”  The Spartacus League staged an uprising in Berlin, council republics were proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and workers’ revolts shook numerous German towns.  The rebellions were crushed by the Social Democratic government with help of right-wing militias like the notorious Free Corps.  This paved the way to a dysfunctional Wemar Republic that witnessed the rise of the National Socialist movement.

The documentary his presented here collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German revolution, introduced and annotated by the editor.  Many documents, like the anarchist Erich Muhsam’s comprehensive account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are made available in English for the first time.  the volume also includes appendixes portray the Red Ruhr Army that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920, and communist bandits that roamed Eastern Germany until 1921.

ALL POWER TO COUNCILS! provides a dynamic and vivid picture of a time with long-lasting effects for world history … a time that was both encouraging and tragic.

978-1-60486-11-2   $26.95   6×9  Paperback  344 pages  History/Politics

PM Press

http://www.pmpress.org

 

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Mantak Chia & William U. Wei Authors- LIVING IN TAO THE EFFORTLESS PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY

LIVING IN TAO THE EFFORTLESS PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY

by Mantak Chia & William U. Wei

ISBN 978-1-59477-294-8

$22.95

416 pages,  6×9

397 b& w illustrators

INNER TRADITIONS BEAR & COMPANY

Books for the Mind, Body & Spirit

To order call 1-800-246-8648

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Deena Remiel Author- ELIXXIR

ELIXXIR

by Deena Remiel

Callie has secrets, too many to count.

For twenty years she’s been living a lie as Callie Worthington, hiding from the monsters who brutally murdered her parents for possession the Elixxir of Life.  Unsuccessful before, their killers have found her and will stop at nothing to acquire the Elixxir.  And see her dead.

Nathanael has a couple of secrets, too.  A nasty one in particular blurs the line separating Good from Evil.  As an immortal brethren Warrior, though, he must retrieve the Elixxir before it falls into the wrong hands.  Just now he’s going to get it out of Callie’s is the big question.

Tempers flare as Callie and Nathanael reach out to each other with their own hidden agendas.  She needs his protection.  He needs the Elixxir.  Will their fiery passion lead to lasting love, or will their web of intrique ultimately destroy them both?

Secrets, lies, and love’s loyalties tested.  What price for immortality?  What price for love?

Available now from Deena Remiel and decadentpublishing.com

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Cynthia Lang Author- SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES

SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES

by Cynthia Lang

Cynthia Lang’s new book SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES has been published by Mill City Press.  What defines a legacy?  Is it a fortune, a factory, or a debt, a grandfather’s prized baseball card collection or a mother’s silver spoons?  SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES begins with a family legacy.  Sarah … the author’s ancestor and mother of Gardner Colby, benefactor of Colby College- married a successful Maine shipbuilder and lived a life of wealth, even extravagance, until the War of 1812 destroyed the business and erased all traces of former fortune.  “having know what such adversity is,” Sarah wrote to a nephew who’d fallen on hard times, “I can appreciate the distress you are in.

Through nine short stories and a cast of vibrant characters, SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER collects legacies of all forms … not all as tangible as Sarah’s letter.  Take a journey, and nothing may change hands but tickets.  But now and then … a train ride to Texas connects two orthodox students, unmoored from competing religions.  A celebrated computer geek flies to the Caribbean to help his father but finds his own future reprogrammed.  The harmony of three musicians is altered for good when the trio accepts a booking at an Edinburg nightclub.

For more info: http://www.cythialang.com

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42, No. 4 August/Sept. 2013

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