Filíocht Nua: New Poetry

Filíocht Nua: New Poetry Anne Fitzgerald MASS RO CK AT GLENSTAL As I place my hands on the altar, a tingling slows the contours of my fingertips, wells-up its topography like an Ordnance Survey Sheet; number in relief, or when ink from an immigration pad at Shannon left a Hart's Tongue-print like the fern before me all over this blessed flock wallpaper of ours; where I've traced and retraced times spent listening to family histories, the Rising, price of the pint and good weather for drying. QUACK-D O CTORING In the event of a nuclear accident potassium tablets is your only man. Remember, arm yourself: knitted gloves, scarf and hat will do the trick like gold-shot with green when sunlight hits an afternoon Martini, vodka gin lined, olive brimmed, salt figures equations out, out of nowhere, as if dust breath-blown into air. For movement California Syrup of Figs try and for chesty troubles rub Camphorate Oil into affected parts thoroughly then there's poor man's plaster not to mention d'avocado Epson Salts tin, d'red of Zubes and spearmint-blue of Vicks rubs deep seated coughs away with the birdies as if skies cleared by gunshot, nothing then silence turns a rustle of grass, a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Hibernia Review Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas

Filíocht Nua: New Poetry

New Hibernia Review, Volume 13 (2) – Jun 12, 2009

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Anne Fitzgerald MASS RO CK AT GLENSTAL As I place my hands on the altar, a tingling slows the contours of my fingertips, wells-up its topography like an Ordnance Survey Sheet; number in relief, or when ink from an immigration pad at Shannon left a Hart's Tongue-print like the fern before me all over this blessed flock wallpaper of ours; where I've traced and retraced times spent listening to family histories, the Rising, price of the pint and good weather for drying. QUACK-D O CTORING In the event of a nuclear accident potassium tablets is your only man. Remember, arm yourself: knitted gloves, scarf and hat will do the trick like gold-shot with green when sunlight hits an afternoon Martini, vodka gin lined, olive brimmed, salt figures equations out, out of nowhere, as if dust breath-blown into air. For movement California Syrup of Figs try and for chesty troubles rub Camphorate Oil into affected parts thoroughly then there's poor man's plaster not to mention d'avocado Epson Salts tin, d'red of Zubes and spearmint-blue of Vicks rubs deep seated coughs away with the birdies as if skies cleared by gunshot, nothing then silence turns a rustle of grass, a

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Published: Jun 12, 2009

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