Eavan Boland

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Eavan Boland

January 14, 2010 Uncategorized 3

O swan by swan my heart goes down
Through Dublin town, through Dublin town

from Liffeytown

I salvaged Eavan Boland’s New Collected Poems from the wreck of Borders just before Christmas and started to read it last night.
heart-stopping.
heart breaking.
I don’t know if I’m in love or in despair.
How could I ever write anything as good?

3 Responses

  1. Jasmine says:

    I like this poem a lot.

    Its strange what we can find in orders or closing down sales. My sister in law bought me classic FM’s compilation of favourite poems from one of these shops. At first i was, oh dear, but its a very good compilation. I’m enjoying reconnecting with Rudyard Kipling.

  2. I’ve got this book on my to be read pile, thanks for the recommendation

  3. Nat Hall says:

    Now this nis new territory here, Elizabeth. Thank you for your “trigger” 🙂

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