Hedy Gibbons Lynott – A Different Kind of Footing

hedy-gibbons-lynottHedy Gibbons Lynott is aregular contributor to radio, her prize-winning fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in anthologies. She holds an MA in Writing from NUI,Galway, facilitates creative writing workshops and collects folklore and local history.

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A Different Kind of Footing

They say
you can tell the depth of ice
by how far down the fallen leaves
are trapped:
golds and reds of ochres
of last year –
possibilities in amber.

But
to walk on water
you must first let go of land
listen for the ice-song
seek its buried colours.

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