hurtling from the airport down the mountain road past barbed wire snagged with plastic bags fields of scrap and thistle farmyards from the edge of the plateau my eye zooms into the clarity of Belfast streets shipyards domes theatres British Army helicopter poised motionless at last I see everything
From Breaking News by Ciaran Carson. Copyright © 2003 by Ciaran Carson. Used by permission of Wake Forest University Press All rights reserved.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1948, Ciaran Carson published several collections of poetry, including On the Night Watch (Wake Forest University Press, 2010)
Date Published: 2003-01-01
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