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1.
Damascus

Perhaps it's a little consolation that the village
Lays a carpet of whispers as you are led into
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2.
Territory

For Hannah.

Before settling for the evening
A cock pheasant
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3.
Nightshift.

Neck deep in night
With mainland morning just a line
On the horizon under a splash of ink sky
Spilt by the arm of waking dreams.
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4.
Moving Apart

Moving apart
As quietly as a puddle freezes,
Crying as silently as slush.
Ah, how long it seems
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5.
Starlings

From their control tower
the nest of chicks
Guide in their parents
On a runway of cries.
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6.
A Christmas Carol.

Crows freeze in mid-flight
And hang there
Like fire damaged decorations.
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7.
Boudoir.

Evening again lays down shadow
Like a cardplayer
With a hopeless hand.
At the bend in the avenue
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8.
Decade

Until I was nine or ten
I don't remember any other cares
Than getting the lessons done in time
To play a little more before the prayers.
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9.
Feeding Time

Out fly the fowl
Like feathers from a bolster
And who comes last but the rooster.
Pausing to raise a leg,
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10.
Heron, West Cork

Among reeds
Surrounded by waves of rock,
Stands a Heron.
In its beak
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