Saturday, May 11, 2013

Maurice Devitt - One Poem


Is this what
you were born to:
the sound of thunder
in an upstairs room,
the apology
of mirrors,
family tree
on the palm
of your hand -
sweat of blue ink
to reveal
a childless life -
set to zero
and in this fixed fragment
to hear
only the silent song
of a passing bell?

Maurice Devitt has just been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and in 2012 was runner-up in the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition, short-listed for the Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Competition and had poems accepted by Orbis, Abridged, Skylight 47, Southword, Moloch, Revival, Boyneberries, Paraxis, Weary Blues, thefirstcut, Red Fez, Spinoza Blue, The Galway Review, Other Words: Merida, Stony Thursday, Ofi Press, Bluepepper, The Weekenders and Smiths Knoll.

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