Tag Archives: language

Robert Lowell by Elsa Dorfman

Poor passing facts: Why not say what happened?

Social media hopping led inadvertently to Epilogue by Robert Lowell, a poem that puzzles primarily over the unpredictabilities of poetic technique and poetry’s purpose. Epilogue Those bless├Ęd structures, plot and…

Roadworks

Road Up

What’s wrong with the road? Why all this hush? They’ve given an anaesthetic In the lunch-hour rush. They’ve shaved off the tarmac With a pneumatic drill, And bandaged the traffic…

Caitriona O'Reilly

The Suicides

by Caitriona O’Reilly (for St Patrick’s Day) They ask: the world gives them a stone, revolving until the greater part of her is in darkness. Out among the night-stations the…

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