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Enda Wyley

Enda Wyley was born in Dublin. She has published four collections with Dedalus Press, her most recent being To Wake to This, May 2009. Other collections include Eating Baby Jesus (1993), Socrates in the Garden (1998), and Poems for Breakfast (2004). Her poetry has received several awards including the inaugural Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and her work has been widely anthologised and broadcast. She is a teacher in Dublin's inner city and also writes for children.

 

 

"It is the trembling uncertainties of love itself that Wyley captures here in what may well become a heart-book for lovers old and new to carry in their jeans pockets." -Books Ireland on Poems for Breakfast

 

 

Room

after Nuala O’Faoláin

 

Saddest of all,
to leave behind
this room.
It isn’t its fault
that I have to go
and yet these days
I hate it.
It is everything
I will lose,
everything I know
there is not –
the heaven
I will never reach,
the air I will
no longer breathe,
all my memory
blanked out.
How can I
leave it now?
I press my back
against its door,
block its edges
with old cloths,
socks and towels,
yet still the light
creeps through,
burns my heels
and finger-tips –
taunts me with
tomorrow.

©2009 Enda Wyley


 

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