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Christine Elizabeth Murray – Compass

Christine Elizabeth Murray – Compass

South-west, A point aligns in the grey mist of mountain. Burnt ice, the tragic grass flared by winter’s cling that refuses to loose its grip and paint an indigo there, or a soft dove-grey. Bedrock of granite and yet I can examine the core of it, its rock-ore, the nucleus. I could take it with […]

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Crinoline by Christine Murray

Crinoline by Christine Murray

The grief synaesthete bears her horsehair dress heavy as the rose haw throbs Its orange glow.   Through forest or stream, each time a visit to the griefscape is necessitated (and it will be) dress gathers a little more. Contracting centimetre-slow, she   begins to weight in her gathering-to of: brocades as web-work / a […]

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Two Childhood Homes by Aine Greaney

Two Childhood Homes by Aine Greaney

[An excerpt from my memoir, What Brought You Here.] I had two childhood homes. The first, a thatch-roof cottage set among overgrown gardens, sat at the end of a dirt road or boithrín  in my native Ireland.  My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were born there. My great aunts emigrated from there to America, and then, […]

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Aluine’s Gardens by C. Murray

Aluine’s Gardens by C. Murray

Before the house behind the sea, a garden. Before the mountain behind the house, a circuit of trees. Before the small house behind the grey sea, A strip of  lawn enclosed with box. Before the tall mountain behind those six white walls of house, rows of young alders a circuit make. Before the house of tree […]

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Chaplet and Bower by C. Elizabeth Murray

Chaplet and Bower by C. Elizabeth Murray

Chaplet   I.   A conversation amongst trees   I cannot hear what they are saying, that young girl and the tree. Their whispers are intimate, ceaseless.   I am sunk into a conifer hedge, tamped into a wall, threaded into the blue ivy.   This is a warm chaplet against the rain, And I […]

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