by Sheila Mannix
During the Paris Commune, in all corners of the city,
there were people shooting at the clocks: in 1916
Irish revolutionaries used them to make a barricade.
The most delightful of all was a barricade of clocks,
writes Joe Good. At last I saw a use for those horrible
marble clocks, like the ones inside the entrance to a bank.
In 1963 Frank Zappa composed Concerto for Two Bicycles.
Another barricade stretched across Upper Abbey Street
was made with the entire stock of a bicycle warehouse:
thousands of bicycles, piled eight or ten feet high,
jammed into each other.