Bodhrán

Bubbling and breaking
Trouble in bass bone
Trouble in babble
Irish rabble round hub
And nub of tub
Of bars dribble

Then lug snug
Rhythm round rug
Where couples rumble
A stone jig
To dumb bell
Troubling skin
Tight on rum drum

© 2017, Paul Brookes

(previously appeared in Picaroon’s “Troubadour” anthology)

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