Tag: Stand

  • Grafted: Referendum 2018 and other poems by Ann Leahy

    Making for Open Today she is learning to walk again. One month after a minor fall, my mother heaves and plants each foot in turn, toes dragging the hardwood floor. Her eyes are fixed ahead as far as they can go beyond her new walking frame, which she grips and shoves, elbows unbent, as if…

  • “This Connection” and other poems by Shanta Acharya

    BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST (After the painting by Rembrandt in the National Gallery, London) In the Dutch room amid Rembrandt’s paintings, I sit sharing my reflections with myself – my woollen jacket no comparison with Belshazzar’s mantle of ermine studded with jewels, his silk turban, white and resplendent, crowning his distracted gaze. The room acquires the aura…