How Words Play, New Poetry

Previews of The Blind published in Ditch Poetry

The following poem is an excerpt from a sequence published by Ditch Poetry. The sequence is from my forthcoming collection, The Blind (Oneiros Books 2013). Part of the Sequence is published here. The first poem in the sequence, hunger, appears throughout the collection and was first published in A New Ulster Magazine.

suspend I

 
from the mirror architrave
float down silken threads
they are not blackened yet
 
from the ceiling hooks
float down wisps of
red thread – almost
 
cobweb light she is
arched back unsure
whether to suspend
 
burnt orange silks
cover the shutters
there are children in the street
 
she is nonetheless
quite bound-up
in red ropes
 
from loop at nape
and length of torso
it is peaceful
 
being spider-rolled
webbed-in and arched
as if a –
 
a bird swoops down
behind the orange silks

….. shiftshape-in

Suspend I by C. Murray, is taken from The Blind (Oneiros Books 2013) and is published in part at Ditch Poetry.

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