Eavan Boland

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  • Gold Star - 37,008 Points * Sunprincess * (8/25/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    stopped by to read your poetry...kind of surprised to find an empty page...08/25/2012

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In the worst hour of the worst season
of the worst year of a whole people
a man set out from the workhouse with his wife.
He was walking — they were both walking — north.

She was sick with famine fever and could not keep up.
He lifted her and put her on his back.
He walked like that west and west and north.
Until at nightfall under freezing stars they arrived.

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