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January 2014 – Poem of the Month

January 2014 – Poem of the Month

Skylarks in January

None since October,
and now there are four
calling across the clouds,
still dragging a grey hawser

that ends in the sea
after weeks in the links
while the waves poured thunder.
It’s an early release

of that high, blinding obsession
with the sun’s glare
to make every hill disappear
through the eye of a song

when all love wants —
there in the heather — is a nest,
a few stray notes,
a closer look at that crest.

from Carnival Masks (2014)
by Seán Lysaght
Gallery Books
€11.95 pb
€18.50 hb

One Response to January 2014 – Poem of the Month

  1. mary o'donnell says:

    Superb, as ever from Sean Lysaght.