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  April 2020
volume 17 number 1
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Christine Murray April 2020
   

 

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    Christine Murray lives in Dublin with her two children Tadhg and Anna. Her poetry has been widely published, both in print and online, in chapbooks, anthologies and journals. She founded and curates Poethead; a poetry blog which is dedicated to platforming work by women poets, their translators and editors. She is an active member of Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon which seeks to celebrate and draw awareness to the rich cultural heritage of Irish women poets through awareness-raising and reading.

   

 

Thicket

birds emerge from
by one—
by song—

their living voices rise
tethered once–

this,
a song-thrush

copyright 2020 Christine Murray

   

 

Periphery

Be near enough to the periphery
to discern the wing-settle sounds
small birds make in a thicket,
                            their halls—

near enough for red to insist
that you regard it as haw,
                            rose-leavings,

know then, that bird-panic
sounds different to wing-settle’s
soft-rest after the flurry of flight,
                            they say—

copyright 2020 Christine Murray