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Best of Irish Poetry 2009
Best of Irish Poetry 2010

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Songs of Earth and Light

Songs of Earth and Light
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Mary Madec

Mary Madec is a Galway-based poet who won the Hennessy Prize for Emerging Poets last year and is currently working on her first collection, Maeve’s a Legend, which will be published by Salmon in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakers

 

I feel your distance from me,
cold flowing over my feet
in the damp sand.

The mist, the seagulls,
the still air carry memories.

I am inclined to your body,
a shape in the murk,
lying in tangles of washed up wrack.

The ebb of our tide, a cyclic fall.
in a world without light, the Sun and Moon
no longer attract

Our faces opaque, your once-warm hands ice,
your strong arms sticks in the sea.

I cannot help looking back, footprints filling
with salt water. Purple light
on the backwash.

©2009 Mary Madec

 

Author Links

Hennessy Announcement in the 'Over the Edge' blog

Tribune coverage of Madec's prize

'Good Old Days', Madec poem at Nth Position Online

 

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