Roisín Browne – Ad patres

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 Roisín Browne lives in Rush, Co Dublin, a public servant, she is a member of the Ardgillan Writers Group and is an attendee at the monthly Gladstone Readings in Skerries. She has recently had her poetry published in A New Ulster.

Ad patres

Take a pair of hazel eyes
melting moss and amber chips,
shine them in the sunlight.

Take a wiry smile
crooked on the knobbled tooth
and glean across horizons wide.

Take determined gentle beats
pulse them wild,
on salty tides.

Take limbed branches,
arms,
legs,
hands,
feet,
grow them into feathered beams
and gather.

Buffet, soar, glide through Elysian grasses,
feather tip–breath to salt rimmed eyes

Tilting on the edge of silence

Poised.

 

 

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