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Best of Irish Poetry 2009
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JANE CLARKE

 

Jane Clarke

 

Jane Clarke lives in Wicklow and is a member of Airfield Writers. She has had poems published in Cyphers, Crannog, Revival and The Stony Thursday Book and has won a number of prizes including Listowel Writers' Week (2007) and runner-up in the 2009 Fish Poetry Prize. She has been awarded an arts bursary for 2009 by Wicklow County Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Candles

 

For Dora Clarke

My eldest is fifty,
my youngest is going grey.
Pruning rambling roses
leaves me bent double as
delphiniums after a storm;
these bones creak like the bolt
on the door of the barn.

In a dark corner of the hall
a walking stick waits for me.
Tomorrow I will take it out
to the sunlit yard. With high swings
of the axe I will split it
into seventy-three candles
of crisp, dry kindling.

©2009 Jane Clarke

 

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Poem by Clarke in Wicklow Writers Blog

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'Waterways', Clarke poem in Boyne Berries (.pdf download)

 

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