Wednesday 8 September 2004

seamus heaney

Originally uploaded by Eilís.
the burn drowns steadily in its own downpour
a helter-skelter of muslin and glass
that skids to a halt, crashing up suds
simultaneous acceleration
and sudden braking; water goes over
like villains dropped screaming to justice
it appears an athletic glacier
has reared into reverse: is swallowed up
and regurgitated through this long throat
my eye rides over and downwards, falls with
hurtling tons that slabber and spill,
falls, yet records the tumult thus standing still.

waterfall, from "death of a naturalist"

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