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Geomantic

Paula Meehan
Publisher
Dedalus Press
Price
€22.50
ISBN
9781910251157
Geomantic by Paula Meehan

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The Offering

To kneel at the altar of memory, to offer
up what fragments we can of the mystery
that is your death.

Your life we are fated to carry into each
beautiful new morning like emigrants
safely come to land

after a rough crossing, their first breath
ashore — O sweet angel of mercy, star of
the wanderer, child of the sea.