‘tree is real silver’ published Poetry Ireland Review (N°138)


Tree is real silver


Birds tremble there

alighting — (lighting)
    its stained glass recedes
    and within each
    bright      ening
    light         ening
the song of a bird
embeds a garnet— 

Each red-feathered song
on lazuli


I see their (a)
-lighting. They
leaf the tree
in the absence of bud,
greening the tree

Envoi: May
Birds embed their gems secretly,
beneath leaf

Copyright 2022 Chris Murray

First published Poetry Ireland Review N°138, "An Eavan Boland Special Issue" Editor, Nessa O'Mahony.
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