From ‘Skywriting’ by Dennis O Driscoll


from Skywriting 

by Dennis O Driscoll

Reiterating whatever claim it makes,
A sotto voce repetition, rain plays out
a reverie-inducing music on the glass
harmonica of the kitchen’s window pane.
But peeling open the back  door
for a rain check, you hear the liquid
swishing grow insistent as a whip;
sibiliant drips insinuate their way
between tightly packed leaves which,
gorging on these waters , never
quite reach saturation point.
hard to imagine that sweetness
and light might yet triumph,
a freshly perfumed day resurface,
put on airs of mellowness,
a rose-tinted sun assume the contours
of a mountain range, your gable wall. 

by Dennis O Driscoll

‘Reality Check’ , by Dennis O Driscoll

Dennis O Driscoll , ‘Reality Check’. Publ Anvil Press 2007.


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