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Rogha Dánta : Selected Poems
Colette Nic Aodha
With their stylistic assurance and wildly
imaginative flair, Nic Aodha’s poems are
invigorating the Irish language. Many
of her poems are visionary meditations;
meeting places where the inner being can
commune with the outer world. This is an
essential volume of modern Irish poetry,
presented in a bilingual edition.
A swallow line on telephone wire,
strokes of Payne’s grey,
wait to fly south
under the wing of their patron
who has just painted in
this ochre sunshine.
Their feet tap telegraphs
to southern cousins.
I travel east
feel a blast of coolness,
icicles of mistrust,
in the cave of my mind.
I emerge into opposite light.