Same old story
A crow spends the nighton a columnthe earthbedecks itself in primrosessomeone delicately breaksthe shell of an eggwithout even thinking of death.It all comes to the same thinga woman hears herself say in a dreamher head on the hem of the sheet.
Translation copyright © 2018 by Ciaran Carson
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Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. His collections of poetry include The Irish for No (1987), winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Belfast Confetti (1990), which won the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry; and First Language (1993), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. His prose includes The Star Factory (1997) and Fishing for Amber (1999).
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