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Best of Irish Poetry 2009
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ANN EGAN

 

 

 

Ann Egan 

Ann Egan, a multi-award winning poet, has held many residencies in counties, hospitals, schools, secure residencies and prisons. Her books are: Landing the Sea (Bradshaw Books); The Wren Women (Black Mountain Press); Brigit of Kildare (Kildare Library and Arts Services) and Telling Time, (Bradshaw Books, 2012). Widely published in Ireland and abroad, she is the editor of  twenty-one books, and guest edited The Midlands Arts and Culture Review (2010).

 

 

 

 

 

The River Dragonfly

 

My dawn dragonfly

flits his double wings

in river’s harmony.

 

He flies a half a globe

around my early gaze,

disappears in meshed stories

 

of green reeds, silent chroniclers

of meadowsweet’s reflections.

Transforming to a memory,

 

he hovers, an orphan note,

among riverbank mysteries

secluded in music as delicate

 

as his flight, his leaving.

His sudden absence makes

me feel this place’s menace,

 

an instant that owns a life,

a moment in a person’s time,

sorrow deeper than the heart.

 

Sadness of going, longing

for precious presence, leaves

a half world, shadowed,

 

fragile as the invisible one

the dragonfly embraces.

I think about the lonely thoughts

 

that seal a person’s intent,

a soul’s search for peace,

within flight’s invisible orb.

 

©2012 Ann Egan

 

 

Author Links

 

Telling Time: Egan at Bradshaw Books

Landing the Sea: Egan at Bradshaw Books

Four poems by Ann Egan in Senior Times

 

 

 

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