Somewhere the Wave

Derek Mahon

Once more the window and a furious fly
shifting position, niftier on the pane
than the slow liner or the tiny plane.
Dazzled by the sun, dazed by the rain,
today this frantic speck against the sky,
so desperate to get out in the open air
and cruise among the roses, starts to know
not all transparenc…


May We Be Forgiven
Subject+Object:
A shining monument of loss