Poem of the Week: Pledge

A poem by Vincent Woods

Vincent Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Vincent Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

 

For Monica

Eternity is now:
A blackbird at the window
A man digging for lugworms by the sea
A walk to an island

Above us and within us a vast murmuration     wheeling over the house
                            skimming the light

And shining out of darkness   a gold ring   glinting like music

May 1st, 2019

Vincent Woods directs the Iron Mountain Festival in Co Leitrim. Borderlines (with Henry Glassie) was published in 2018. He is a member of Aosdána