Brendan O’Neill – Burren

 

BURREN

By Brendan O’Neill*

I have harvested enchantment
in fields of stone
under the shrill protest
of small wild birds
gathered shadows of dead heroes
into creels of bone
I have heard the laments
of childless women
crowd through dead forests
traced the scrawl where bony fingers
picked out each patchwork rut and row
a bright mist shrouds
their faces. Gentle
the trickle of their tears
remembering each flawed caress
nurturing cut flowers
urging dormant seeds to grow
from ancient fissures.

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*Brendan O’Neill is a Birmingham, UK based award winning writer/producer/director with Kerry connections.
 
 
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