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Liffey Swim

Jessica Traynor
Publisher
Dedalus Press
Price
€11.50
ISBN
9781906614973



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The Disappearing Garden

Now, we are eucalyptus-shaded, foxglove-
dappled, living half in and half out of the light,

but when you close your eyes the garden is no longer there; attempts to summon it
bring only memories
of churned earth, of a past
when it was unimaginable

and so, opening your eyes
is something like loss in reverse;
the same subtle but bone-shaking shock,
the moment when everything appears.