25th December 2013

Mamo__a__story_of_geraldine_plunkett_dillon_by_isolde_obrolchain_carmodyby Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody27 Dec 2013

In a sparklingly cold dawn
A blackbird warns "Here! Here! Here!"
Fallen leaves shatter
Mud Petrifies

When the sun is setting
A nervous pheasant croaks
"not here, not here"
A magpie laughs at it

Today is for the death of birds
Swan down to wran
Survivors shut tight their beaks
Swallow their songs

For a full quarter they hide themselves
All but the cocky robin
Arrogantly bullying
Kings of an empty country