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Night Feed

by Eavan Boland

This is dawn.
Believe me
This is your season, little daughter:
The moment daisies open,
The hour mercurial rainwater
Makes a mirror for sparrows.
It’s time we drowned our sorrows.

I tiptoe in.
I lift you up
Wriggling
In your rosy, zipped sleeper.
Yes this is the hour
For the early bird and me
When finder is keeper.

I crook the bottle.
How you suckle!
This is the best I can be:
Housewife
To this nursery
Where you hold on,
Dear life.

A silt of milk.
The last suck.
And now your eyes are open
Birth-coloured and offended.
Earth wakes.
You go back to sleep.
The feed is ended.

Worms turn.
Stars go in.
Even the moon is losing face.
Poplars stilt for dawn
And we begin
The long fall from grace.
I tuck you in.

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April 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Happy National Daughters Day!

“A son is a son ’til he takes him a wife; a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”

—Irish proverb

September 25, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Threads

Torill Kove | 2017 | 8 min

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February 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Once

Once I was a monarch’s daughter
And sat on a lady’s knee
But am now a nightly rover
Banished to the ivy tree

Crying hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo
Hoo, hoo, hoo. My feet are cold.

Pity me for here you see me,
Persecuted, poor, and old.

I once was a knight’s daughter
And sat on my father’s knee
But now I’m a poor hoolet
And hide in a hollow tree

June 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Tzaritza

by Theodore Ushev

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April 20, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Cual es Maria

Tal hija cría

May 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


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