Friday, 23 December 2011

IN MEMORY OF NESSA


Kingfisher Sister

In the halcyon hours of winter solstice,
you loosened your grip
for the slip towards death.

You had no mate to hoist you on his back
and fly over the flat-calm sea,
mourning you with his cries.

But in your last storm, a thaisce, never fear,
our sorrow saw you safely
into the blue, in a blaze of red.

(For Nessa who died the 23rd December 2001.)



7 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

Beautiful tribute.

Rachel Fenton said...

Beautiful tribute.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks honey. I find this day very hard :(

Tania Hershman said...

Very beautiful, very moving. Thinking of you and your family. xxx

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks, Tania. The day is going grand. N x

eimearryan said...

Gorgeous, and so sad. It was very powerful when you read it at the launch.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Beautiful indeed. x