Eilean Ni Chuilleanáin

(1942 / Cork)

Eilean Ni Chuilleanáin Poems

1. A Stray 11/11/2016
2. The tale of me 11/11/2016
3. Early recollections 11/11/2016
4. Letter to pearse hutchinson 11/11/2016
5. Man watching a woman 11/11/2016
6. The cloister of bones 11/11/2016
7. The crevasse 11/11/2016
Best Poem of Eilean Ni Chuilleanáin

The tale of me

The child's teeth click against the marble.
Her ear is crushed cold against the slab,
The dredged flour almost brushed by her hair
She traces with her eye her mother's hand.

The hand squashes flour and eggs to hide the yeast
And again it folds and wraps away
The breathing, slackening, raw loaf
That tried to grow and was twisted and turned back -

Like the man in the next room
Wrapped as Adam in broad leaves,
Hiding under the folded mountains that fell on him
When he called them to come and cover him over.

He lies folded around
The ...

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