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Dean Browne

Dean Browne won the 2011 Cuisle National Poetry Competition as a secondary student, and since then poems have appeared in The Penny Dreadful Magazine, The Shop, Crannóg, Poetry (Chicago), and elsewhere. He is currently taking a Masters degree at UCC and lives in Cork.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Polypheme

 

 

He remembers the telescope most on winter nights—
a cheapish starter model this, but it let him go
to Mare Imbrium and back in minutes;
then he's that nine-year-old who wheels it to the window,
dusts it off, and finds this keyhole in the hemisphere.
Sometimes the lens reflects his own myopic squints,
trained on whatever might chance to constellate
especially for his look—the soft blur
of the Pleiades, or Cassiopeia
he liked to picture rocking on a blue verandah;
or that god who, deaf to his charades, hints
nothing of himself and declines to comment
and is nobody's business for the moment
unless he means to say, Sorry, you're too late.

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