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Let Us Go Then

through the trip
wired minefield

hand in hand
eyes for nothing

but ourselves 

undaunted by
the traps & pits

of wasted land

you stoop
& pluck

a stem
of eyebright


From On the Night Watch by Ciaran Carson. Copyright © 2010 by Ciaran Carson. Used by permission of Wake Forest University Press.


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: 2010-01-01

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