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When Time Was a Playful Child

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When Time Was a Playful Child is the second and final, of two poetry anthologies from the late Tom O’Connor; an Actor, Director and Writer native of Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Each poem, inspired by human observation or fragment of life as he saw it, is evocative and soulful. Coupled with the visually striking illustrations by James Olley creates a harmonic fusion between Poetry and Graphic Novel.

Every sentence is meticulously sculpted, infused with the lyrical depth of Irish emotion and irrepressible spirit. Which is why this edition of Tom’s work is Unrevised and Unedited.

Reminiscent of W.B. Yeats and Patrick Kavanagh among others; this collection explores the underbelly of humanity and the roles which we all play in contribution.

“How often has it been said,
Since Time was a playful child,
Life is precious?
How often has it been said,
Since Time was an angry youth,
Their deaths must not be in vain?”

48 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 15, 2018

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May 4, 2019
This book of poems is a good read, a great companion piece to the first!
Tom O'Conner's visual style of writing really gets the imagination buzzing and opens up your mind immersing you into his world.
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