‘Through the blossom-gate’ by C. Murray

Through the blossom-gate

and quite before the acid leaf unfurls into its meaning
we are subjected to the play of light,
working on our necessity to speak out
into a flowering. It is not yet warm and
already the sun is playing at dragging up
and displaying those unwanted words,
elucidatory and garish in their babblement.
Its almost necessary to cut them
at their source. That well-spring
is a tree-wounded gash. The birds
disagree in their illuminatory chatter as
they may.

Through the Blossom-gate is © Christine Murray, first published in Southword Journal, Munster Literature Centre.  Through the blossom-gate was published in my first collection of poetry, Cycles. (Lapwing Publications, Belfast) 

Preview image of the cover of my collection of Cycles , which will be published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast, this coming Autumn 2013.


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