Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Shadows on the Irish Sea

Pain gathered in his chest,
a sense of being marooned,
so thick, it clotted,
choked his breathing.

His wife, lying
in some unmarked grave,
he wished he was invisible,
had evaporated into green-silk,
and misty air.

Sun set in sharp autumn chill,
black shadows, quavered,
her image
on a rippling sea.

© Amy Barry

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Amy Barry has worked in the media industry as a Public Relations officer. Her poems have been published in Ireland and abroad. She lives in Athlone, Ireland.

17 comments:

  1. Sad but beautiful Amy, you do this passionate poem so well. Maire x

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  2. Many thanks for the visit Kerkedijk.

    Cheers,
    Amy

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  3. Morning Sue,

    It was a very sad event, indeed.


    Thank you for the read.

    XXAmy

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  4. A sad, emotive tale, Amy, but the sense of a lost life and lost love is well conveyed through your use of strong phrasing.

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  5. Dear Eamon,

    I thank you for the kind comments & for dropping by.
    Sincerely,
    XXAmy

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  6. A wonderful poem Amy. Moving and evocative.

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  7. Hi Maeve,

    Appreciate your encouraging comments. TQ very much!

    XXAmy

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  8. Beautifully done Amy! Blissful in its sadness and a great way to honour a person's life.

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  9. Beautifully done Amy! Blissful in its sadness and a great way to honour a person's life.

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  10. Hi Mari!

    This event was very tragic indeed, here in Ireland & Australia & globally.
    Many thanks for the read.


    Sincerely,

    Amy

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  11. Love it very much..a great poem indeed!

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  12. Hi Anonymous,

    Good to know you like this. Thank you for dropping by!

    Cheers,

    Amy

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  13. It's amazing Amy!
    Congrats!

    Kanni

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  15. Hi Anonymous,

    Thank you for the visit.


    Cheers,
    Amy

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