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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

Credit


From Breaking News by Ciaran Carson. Copyright © 2003 by Ciaran Carson. Used by permission of Wake Forest University Press All rights reserved.

Author


Ciaran Carson

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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