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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 her latest is 2012’s Telling Time (Bradshaw Books). She has edited more than twenty books including The Midlands Arts and Culture Review (2010).


 

 

 

 

 

Tree of Wisdom

 

This wise tree owns time

that has left indoor’s greyness,

forgetting all luring tunnels,

 

has crossed a Gobi Desert,

while camels plunged,

racehorses of sand ribbons.

 

A ladybird lets steps fall

along a path, will lead

into shadow’s mystery.

 

A bee lands on a dandelion’s

shudder, troves of gold

gladden wings in ashes,

 

antennae curled, dreams a queen,

summons him from generations

of knowledge of flower moods.

 

Her bidding, he lies by her,

no foretaste of doom,

his wings fold in trust.

 

Old in watchfulness,

stoic in creatures’ changes,

the tree of wisdom oversees time.

 

©2013 Ann Egan

 

 

Author Links

 

Ann Egan at Bradshaw Books

Four poems by Egan in the Galway Review

More by Egan in Southword Journal

 

 

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