Miguel DeArce, now living in Galway (Salthill), born Zaragoza Spain 1950, graduated in Natural Sciences (Navarre 1974, PhD 1978, then moved to Dublin working in UCD in Genetic Pathology. 1988 moved to TCD (Genetics) doing the same work. From 2007 began to write History (20 papers published). Also poems in Poetry Ireland Review and in the UK in the 1990s. “Campus Poems” self-published 1999.
Dewfall, dawn, December 25
You came so gently, winter’s gift.
The soft foôtfall on the fields
Of faithful constellations dancing until dawn,
Was your sole welcoming fanfare, and our sleep.
You cried on your arrival, travelling all night,
Which then became like moonlight, because you were so bright.
You were shivering and pale,
And clung to shadows, fearful of the Sun.
You rose, leaving our Decembers winterless,
And the white rose-shrubs full of regrets.