|Fillte idir mo
leasracha, oisre, ag crith
is ag frithbhuladh
Ina luí idir
An dán seo as Tatú le Nuala Ní Chonchúir.
I decided to leave the poem as Gaeilge for the minute because I like the sounds and they are not too hard to make (unlike the poor orchis that wilts in Stanza II).
Irish women Writers are really good at fish and flower sexual images – it may be that we have evolved a language due to Catholic repression, or it may just be that its part of our linguistic inheritance , images of beauty and sometimes of terror .
Is pailmseist mo chorp
Níl faic ach tusa
Tatú , Le Nuala Ní Chonchúir. Arlen House 2007.