Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan Poems

1. Well 10/14/2017
2. My Father Perceived as a Vision of St Francis 10/14/2017
3. Seed 10/14/2017
4. A Sonnet for Gary Snyder on his 80th Birthday 10/14/2017
5. The Inscription 10/14/2017
6. A STRAY DREAM 10/14/2017
7. DEATH OF A FIELD 10/14/2017
8. KIPPE 10/14/2017
9. OLD SKIN 10/14/2017
10. The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks 7/23/2015
11. Ashes 4/1/2015

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The tide comes in; the tide goes out again
washing the beach clear of what the storm
dumped. Where there were rocks, today there is sand;
where sand yesterday, now uncovered rocks.

So I think on where her mortal remains
might reach landfall in their transmuted forms,
a year now since I cast them from my hand
—wanting to stop the inexorable clock.

She who died by her own hand cannot know
the simple love I have for what she left
behind. I could not save her. I could not
even try. I watch the way the wind blows
life into slack sail: the stress of warp ...

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