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From Seamus Heaney:

March 16, 2016

No milk-limbed Venus ever rose

Miraculous on this Western shore.

A pirate queen in battle clothes

Is our sterner myth. The breakers pour

Themselves into themselves, the years

Shuttle through space invisibly.

Where crests unfurl like creamy beer

The queen’s clothes melt into the sea

– From Girls Bathing, Galway, 1965

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  1. March 16, 2016 12:56 pm

    great poem

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