Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Dick Brennan was most well known for all the personalized poetry he wrote for weddings, birthdays, and other special events.  But do you remember some of his many "theme" poems as well?  This one would have been written for one of his many newsletter contributions to either Eastern Airlines at Kennedy Airport or the Commuters Club in East Rockaway, New York.  Date unknown, so as always, please let me know if you have more info on this or any poem! --Sean


We’ve come once more to the month of October,

The weirdest of months—to keep anyone sober.

What with ghosts and goblins and foggy nights,

We hear strange tales of awful sights.

Headless bodies, clanking chains,

Thunder and lightning ‘midst blinding rains.

Out late at night, avoiding the park,

Searching each shadow where it seems most dark.

But the scariest of all, when out in the street

Is encountering youngsters shouting “Trick or Treat”.
Written by Dick Brennan

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Introduction to the new site

For a long time now, I've been collecting and piecing together my father's poetry and writings.  My dad, Richard Andrew Brennan--known better as Dick Brennan--was born in Ireland in 1926, and since he passed away in 1999, his writings have gone mostly silent...until now!

Beginning this month, I will start sharing his poetry and reflections here on this new Website.  I hope you'll bear with me, as typing them up and loading them here will take some time, but thankfully, I've got a head start already.  In the past few months, I've been slowly working through the pile and typing them into the computer.  Since there are A LOT of poems and other writings of his to go through, this project will undoubtedly continue for quite some time.  I welcome any and all encouragement and suggestions, as well as requests for certain poems, but if you have a poem or note from him you'd like to see included here in a future entry, please write me privately at angelenroute@aol.com.  From time to time, I'll also feature some stories about my dad...some which you know already, and some which you probably don't.

I'm really looking forward to sharing some old favorites with his family and friends, and introducing many "new" works you may not even realize he wrote!  Please share this blog with others who you think might be interested.

This part of the World Wide Web is all for him!

Circa 1940s, Dublin, Ireland. Dick Brennan helped build the modern
Irish railway system. He's pictured top left in this photo.