Vona Groarke

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Vona Groarke is an Irish poet. Groarke was born in Mostrim in the Irish midlands in 1964, and attended Trinity College, Dublin, and University College, Cork.
She has published five collections of poetry with the Gallery Press (and by Wake Forest University Press in the United States): Shale (1994), Other People's Houses (1999), Flight (2002), Juni ...
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The Family Photograph
In the window of the drawing-room
there is a rush of white as you pass
in which the figure of your husband is,
The wind orchestrates
its theme of loneliness
and the rain
has too much glitter in it, yes.
"Are they real?" We have pages of kitchen utensils and books
and candlesticks and nibs, but the charcoal pencil and new sketchpad
are squat as aubergines in her hands in front of this display.
The Small Hours
A joyrider rips up Lockland.
It takes barely five minutes
for a precinct helicopter
to dip and swivel over lawns
Imperial Measure
The kitchens of the Metropole and Imperial hotels yielded up to the Irish Republic
their armory of fillet, brisket, flank. Though destined for more palatable tongues,
it was pressed to service in an Irish stew and served on fine bone china


Rajesh Kumar 20 December 2016
VG, your poems are beautiful. The imagery, surreal. Do you have a blog?
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