Eavan Boland

Rookie (1944 / Dublin)

Eavan Boland Poems

1. Ode to Suburbia 6/24/2015
2. Domestic Violence 8/31/2015
3. The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me 6/2/2015
4. That the Science of Cartography Is Limited 6/22/2015
5. Quarantine 7/23/2015
6. The Harbour 3/11/2016
7. Amethyst Beads 1/12/2016
8. Outside History 3/17/2015
9. My Country In Darkness 2/24/2015
10. The Pomegranate 2/24/2015
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The Pomegranate

The only legend I have ever loved is
the story of a daughter lost in hell.
And found and rescued there.
Love and blackmail are the gist of it.
Ceres and Persephone the names.
And the best thing about the legend is
I can enter it anywhere. And have.
As a child in exile in
a city of fogs and strange consonants,
I read it first and at first I was
an exiled child in the crackling dusk of
the underworld, the stars blighted. Later
I walked out in a summer twilight
searching for my daughter at bed-time.
When she came running I was ready
to make any ...

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