Moyra Donaldson

Walking

Moyra Donaldson

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Beneath my feet, layers

assert themselves, I hear

the rattle of old bones,

the quiet insistence

of fossils: stones speak

in hieroglyphics carved

by sea and sand and time

and human hand; circles

and whorls and oddness.

Soil is soaked in blood

and through the blood

grass grows, flowers bloom.

Dust of millennia rises -

settles to its new shape

when I have passed.



Moyra Donaldson


Moyra Donaldson is an award winning poet from Co Down. She has published six collections of poetry including Selected Poems (2012), and The Goose Tree (2014) from Liberties Press, Dublin.  Also widely published in magazines and journals in both Europe and the USA, her latest project was a collaboration with photographic artist Victoria J Dean resulting in an exhibition and the publication  Abridged 0 -36 Dis-Ease