Vona Groarke

(1964 / Mostrim / Ireland)

Vona Groarke Poems

1. Purism 6/29/2015
2. On Seeing Charlotte Brontë's Underwear with my Daughter in Haworth 6/14/2016
3. The Small Hours 6/14/2016
4. Imperial Measure 6/14/2016
5. The Slaughterhouse 12/20/2016
6. Shale 12/20/2016
7. Veneer 12/20/2016
8. Family 12/20/2016
9. Why I Am Not A Nature Poet 12/20/2016
10. ‘La Route' - André Derain (1932) 12/20/2016
11. The Box 12/20/2016
12. Is it time? 12/20/2016
13. Away 12/20/2016
14. An Teach Tuí 12/20/2016
15. The Family Photograph 11/25/2014

Comments about Vona Groarke

  • rajeshkmr7@gmail.com Kumar (12/20/2016 6:21:00 AM)

    VG, your poems are beautiful. The imagery, surreal. Do you have a blog?

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Best Poem of Vona Groarke

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,
for a moment, framed. He is watching you.

His father will come, of course,
and, although you had not planned it,
his beard will offset your lace dress,
and always it will seem that you were friends.

All morning, you had prepared the house
and now you have stepped out
to make sure that everything
is in its proper place: the railings whitened,

fresh gravel on the avenue, the glasshouse
crystal when you stand in the ...

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