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Thomas Dillon Redshaw

 

 

Former editor of Éire-Ireland and New Hibernia Review, Thomas Dillon Redshaw writes occasionally for the Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, and Poetry Ireland. He edited Well Dreams: Essays on John Montague (Creighton University Press, 2004).


 

 

 

 

 

 

1950

 

Under the clean August heat a child naps

in a dim room on whose yellow wallpaper

float white China temples consecrated

to stylized mercy.

                                 Waxy, stiff, the paper

shades let in the light of the East, waning

that afternoon. This side of the house rests

now in a near shade. Someone has raised

both sashes from the sill so the shades

waver in freshening salt drafts. Tap,

tap of the green crocheted shade-pulls,

each a threaded circle.

                                       Resting light, turn,

turn to glimpse between sill and sash

the latitude of arresting blue—that

unparalleled dream of clear sailing.

 

 

©2011 Thomas Dillon Redshaw

 

 

 

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