Maria’s Photo.

Maria's Photo.

Maria’s Photo.


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  2. Kilmacurragh in October .

    Maria’s Photo.
    Ruin, the house
    Fenced in /fenced out.
    Echiums jump over,
    Squat on the steps
    Reminder of an Arcadia
    The Acton‘s antipodean plants
    The sons and daughters,
    The bottle of champagne at the door
    The 14 gardeners,
    Synge catching the
    Hogger in the orchard.
    Lost in French trenches.
    The house memorialises.
    The dead at the heart of their garden.
    Plant’s long shadows,
    The Dim of cobbled walkways
    Built for ladies strolling in bustles
    And parasols.
    Not for you.

    You stride out in boots
    No nonsense.
    Knapsack, Woolly cap
    Without the pom-pom.
    Shadows grow, advance.
    You are the child,
    That you were once.
    A little pixie,
    Your little face looking up,
    Down cast camera
    Tied around your neck
    Poised in your fingers.
    Like a sprung gun
    Ready for the rise, lift and shoot.

    What to aim for?
    Ferns, dead nettle, cranesbill
    Prostate at your feet?
    Their spring is past.
    Tasmanian gum trees?
    Stand around, background
    They will be spectral in winter’s chill.
    The wind blows, the sun shines
    Giant golden daisies lean out,
    Spartan grasses shimmer,
    Boston ivies blush on walls.
    “Take me, please take me”.

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