#Poetry Wed: “A Slip Jig and Reel in Cut-Time” by Cate McGowen

“Daddy dogs with the coal boys,
clocks the loose-planked floor
with his boot. Resin dust rises,
gambols to “Jayman’s Stomp.”
The bodhrain beat time for
the generations, while ghosts
of fiddle and pennywhistle
do-si-do in the lamplight…”

-Read the entire poem at Shenandoah.