Friday, 15 July 2011

Bastille Day 2011

In the sunlight

on Place de la Bastille

fallen, like a statue

you lie

one full leg

one half stumped

in streeted combats

stretched out

one boot,

an anorak,

unkempt face

asleep in the unexpected

a butterfly cleaves

to your reclining body.

© Maureen Daly

French more anti-capitalist than the Chinese - poll
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Maureen's work has appeared in Anthologies and in a publication of the White house poets. She has also been published in a Ledwidge competition.
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Editor's note: It was Bastille Day yesterday in France. Maureen says: The dreams of liberty, equality and fraternity have yet to be realised for the majority of the world's population.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent poem. Sparse and perceptive.

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