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by Marian Quinlan Curtin

The shadows
On the wall
From the evening sun
A young boy
Dancing in a puddle of water
Left by a thunder shower
The next reflection
A shadow of a person
Playing a guitar
Hearing a male voice
Made me think of Elvis
My favourite singer
There ain't nothing but a hound dog
Or blue suede shoes
Sun moving to my left
Reflected a table
And chairs
With two shadows
I am left thinking
Lovers holding hands
To my right
As the sun moves slowly
I see
My own shadow in front of me
Lucky it made me feel good
It did not show my age
Just a shadow moving through
A busy street
With two shopping bags
Almost sunset
The shadows of busses
On the walls of the shops
On a very busy
O’ Connell Street
The next shadow
Made me smile
A horse and trap
In the distance
But its shadow show
Tourists enjoying the sights
Of college green
And trinity college
And I smile
At memories of my childhood
Continuing my journey home
To catch a train from Heuston Station
The sun has closed its eyes
To rest for another day
And I am left hoping
It’s making room for a beautiful moon

Marian Quinlan Curtin ©


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Curtins in the News

John Curtin is co-owner/distiller of Albany, NY Distillery. (9/19/2017)

Limerick author Judi Curtin talks about success and struggle as 25th book is released. (9/10/2017)

Patricia Curtin is one of Northern California Real Estate Professionals. (9/6/2017)

Dr. Donna Curtin is building a new veterinary hospital in Hanover, Ontario, Canada. (9/5/2017)

Kerry Curtin is holding extracurricular art classes for talented 2nd to 5th graders in Denham Springs, Louisiana. (9/4/2017)

Debra Curtin is the founder of the New England Primate Conservancy in Merrimac, NJ. (8/29/2017)

David and Ann Marie Curtin, of Fairfield, Grand Marshals of the 2018 Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 16, 1918. (8/23/201&)

Dr. Richard Curtin is a surgeon and a photographer in Anniston, Alabama. (8/9/2017)

John Curtin has taught people how to drive for over 50 years in Massachusetts. (8/3/2017)

Diana Curtin is now the executive director of Community Matters in Sonoma, CA. (7/31/2017)

Silvermines native Ger Curtin has taken over the reins of one of the country's largest teaching unions, the Association of Secretary Teachers in Ireland. (7/31/2017)

Paul Curtin has now been a driver for the Canadian 

Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope program for more than 12 years. (7/21/2017) 

Tina and David Curtin will hold the third annual golf tournament to benefit the Lindsay A. Curtin Memorial Scholarship in Brockton, MA. (7/21/2017)

The MIDJersey (NJ) Chamber of Commerce has named  Thomas F. Curtin as its new president and CEO. (7/20/2017)

Kelly Curtin is one of the 10 finalists in Connecticut's American Operal Idol 2017. (7/10/2017)

Architect Philip Curtin's guide for surviving Idi Amin's rule in Uganda. (7/7/2017)

Cute video of Tammy Curtin's 1 year son reaction to a video. (7/4/2017)

Yvonne (Curtin) Kinahan, Marian and David's daughter, shares her story of a premature baby. (7/3/2017)

Carolyn Curtin's Salvage Angel by the Sea, is one of New Jersey's hidden treasures. (7/2/2017)

Kayle Light Curtin, newly hired professional adviser, is coordinating an initiative at Oswego, NY State College to build teams that will support students. (6/29/2017)

Year five teacher Alison Curtin and students had been studying various periods of Australian history. (6/15/2017)

Terrence R. Curtin
, 49, travels around the world, leading a global, $12.2 billion highly technical company. (6/12/2017)

High School teacher Lisa Curtin recently received the 2017 Illinois Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Honorary Membership Award. (6/5/2017)

 Peter Curtin brews "fairy beer" from wild yeast in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. (5/30/2017)

Graduate engineering students eligible for award honoring Bill Curtin in Liverpool, England. (5/25/2017)

ug Curtin, a junior at Trinity College, started a Food Recovery Network program at Trinity, the first in Connecticut (5/21/2017)

UCSB professor, Michael Curtin, delves into the current state of the global Hollywood labor market in a new book. (5/17/2017)

Tom Curtin explains that reins are one of the strongest lines of communication with a horse. (5/16/2017) 

International honors for Peter Curtin's brewery in County Clare. (5/12/2017)

Paradigm hires Dave Curtin as Senior VP For Branded Division. (5/12/2017)

Edward V. Curtin
earns Founder's Award for archaeology in Saratoga, New York. (8/9/2017)

Beverly Beckham visits the memorial tree dedicated to her grandmother and mother Catherine and Dorothy Curtin. (5/5/2017)

John Curtin
the leader Australia needed during WWII Japan threat. (4/28/2017)

After almost 15 years of collecting Peoria’s trash, Dana Curtin is careful what he picks up. (4/26/2017)

Chris Curtin Joins ExcelAire as Senior Director of Charter Operations. (4/26/2017)

Andrew Gregg Curtin remembered on his birthday 4/22/1815 in Pennsylvania. (4/23/2017)

John J. Curtin was saved in World War by Connecticut Hero Dog - Stubby. (4/18/2017

Former Irish international football player Marie Curtin works on different type of pitch - Temple Dairy. (4/2/2017)

Victoria Police Mounted Trooper Constable Patrick Francis Curtin, who died on duty, is honored in Australia. (3/27/2016)

Billy Curtin runs his dream 160 cow dairy farm in Waterfall, County Cork. (3/25/2017)

The home of Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin, has been preserved in Cottesloe, Perth/ (3/24/2017)

Here's an interview with Richard Curtin (Global Director of Strategic Alliance, Premier Farnell). (3/22/2017)

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Glen Curtin adopted an Irish folk song for New York City - lyrics here. (3/16/2017

26 year old Alice Curtin loves working as a nanny in Adelaide, Australia. (3/12/2017)

Kathleen Curtin, an historic hearth cooking expert, is preparing dinners at the Museums of Old York, Maine. (3/11/2017)

Claire Curtin is traveling to Uganda from Dubbo, Australia shortly to provide optical area. (3/11/2017)

Nancy Curtin named as one of the most awesome women in Edinburg, great Britain. (3/8/2017)

Ralph Curtin aided by the Veterans Administration in Norman, Oklahoma. (2/22/2017)

Irish children's author Judi Curtin tells of taking inspiration from her kids, garden distractions and her love of time travel. (2/18/2017)

Curtin Village, Pennsylvania is looking for a few volunteers to staff events at the reopened attraction. (2/18/2017)

Courtney Curtin shares the heartbreak and challenges of breast cancer. (2/7/2017) 

Keith Curtin is an Entrepreneur, Brand Marketing Executive & Founder of See Digital. (2/6/2017)

To celebrate World Book Day on 2nd March, Judi Curtin has written a special story called Fast Forward featuring the characters from her most recent book Time After Time. And you could win a copy. (2/1/2017)

Deaf lawyer Teresa Curtin sworn in to United States Supreme Court by Chief Judge using sign language. (2/1/2017)

Kerri Heffeman-Curtin is top Berkshire-Hathaway realtor in New Canaan, Connecticut. (1/30/2017)

Franklin Carmichael Art Centre was a gift to Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Dr. Agnes Anne Curtin, MD. (1/25/2017)

Participants in the famous 100 year-old "Dancing at the Crossroads" photo identified, including a Jerry Curtin  (1/22/2017)

Perth, Australia writer Amanda Curtin has just released a new novel -Elemental. (1/17/2017)

Anna Curtin describes her experience with recent earthquake in Northern Territory, Australia. (1/17/2017)

Beth Curtin has joined Seamen's Bank, Cape Cod, MA,  as vice president of commercial lending. (1/11/2017)

Wales Air Ambulance medic Rhyan Curtin honored. (1/10/2017)