Poem: Magdalenes, by Aidan Mathews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

On a weekend with my child in her Cambridge college
Don’t I go and call Magdalen Magdalene in a blunder
Same as the laundry back in Donnybrook village
Where the parrot knew the start of the Hail Mary
In the best church Latin as far as Dominus tecum ?
When I put the Dublin the in front of Magnificat
The punters smile at my gaffe like the Dalai Lama.