The Green Road A Poem by Karina Tynan

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The Green Road

(Clare Island Co Mayo for Ann and Kieran) 

 

He said: take the green road;

Said it casually

And I did.

Walked a green mile

I suppose.

 

Two left turns and

It’ll end

Behind the church

He said

And it did.

 

He never said,

Be prepared

For the green silence

And I wasn’t.

 

That I’d be observed by nothing

But the late summer sun

Silhouetting everything

On the green hill

As it was.

 

Nor did he say

I would weep

For all the roads

Not green and silent

Like I did;

 

That when it ended

I’d be stunned

Into a green stillness

Like I was.

 

Published in The Wow Anthology No 2  2011

Publisher: Wordsonthestreet

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