Monday, August 22, 2011

BALLY NA NGALL - COMPLETE SURRENDER




Just back today from a week's holiday on the Dingle Peninsula. Stayed in the hamlet of Bally na nGall 10kms from Dingle. What a stunning week and took some great pics too. Will blog later in more detail. For now, a few lines that swam around for a day or too!


COMPLETE SURRENDER


Bend me then,
As you fold in two
The sparse but stubborn switch
At the cliff edge of Foreigners.

Play me then,
As you rearrange
David's drift and seashell
in one swelling tidal chess move.

Fire me then,
As you roast the Ogham stones
And the blue, stained red, once
With the blood of Brendan's feet.

Wash me then,
As you paint white sheets and sails
In the yellow of a Spanish sunrise
Or the purple of  a Viking sunset.






Maureen Walsh  - August 2011



Ciao for now!

6 comments:

bakasudheer said...

Its a perfect answer for every question that may b posed ....by life.

bakasudheer said...

its a perfect answer for every question of life i think.....

babyjesus said...

two

Heaven said...

you write beautifully...perhaps you can share your link with a poetry community like D'verse. We have Open Link Night, every Tues starting 3pm. http://dversepoets.com/

halfwaybetweenthegutter said...

Gorgeous images, I especially like the last line.

Morning said...

dreamy imagery.