Sunday, April 29, 2012

First collection of poems by Carol Boland

'The Overture' a collection of poems by Wicklow Writer, Carol Boland, will be launched on Sunday, 27th May. In association with Wicklow Arts Festival, the launch party will be held in Ernies Pub, in Wicklow Town, at 3pm. All invited.

Here is the title poem :

The Overture

Play me something
says the fisherman
as he lays her hands on the keys
takes his seat in the front row.

She takes her time
removes a layer of dust
from the piano’s skin
for this is her baby
her grand Russian spruce
grain long and close
crafted to stroke a clear tone.

She feels his eyes in the high
gloss of ebony sail,
offers him her time
arranging his fingers -
schooled for tying knots
not netting melodies,
and hand over hand
they practice the bowline
reef knot
the tying

Carol Boland

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