April 13, 2010 - 1 comment.

Olive Broderick shortlisted for The Hennessy Literary Awards

 

Misconception

 

This is a poem about a moon

that was visible one clear day

in December: three quarters visible -

buttermilk against delphinium -

as framed in a pane of this window:

and a sequence of airplanes

with short contrails, swimming

through the blue, in its direction,

particularly the first seemed sure

to merge with the stationary orb –

but missed it by what looked like

little more that a millimetre.

 

Olive Broderick

 

Published by: eilisboyle in Inspiration, Literature

Comments

Jane Flanagan
April 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

This poem is so beautiful. I’ve read it about five times since you posted it. “Buttermilk against delphinium” – perfection.

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