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For March's Poem of the Month, I have chosen the poem 'April Sequence' by Rosy Wilson.
It is taken from her collection 'Up on the Hills and All at Sea'






Water by George Hodan








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APRIL SEQUENCE

1

sunshine paints wide skies

waves at Clahane have
never been so blue 

2

a hare lopes across fields

leaps ditches, the heron
lands, hunches shoulders, I lean
on my cane by the bridge
over River Deelagh –
these are my prayers

3

he says ‘don’t jump in’

she says ‘I will swim’

4

the story is…

5

only seventeen when Euri joined the partisans

fighting with Tito in the mountains for la Resistenza
contra Mussolini’s fascisti

6

on the old Yugoslavia coast

my toes are pellucid as
I tread water

7

11th April might have been

our 49th wedding anniversary
I carry flowering currant, rosemary

8

he tells her not to swim against the current

she insists she will float with the tide

9

all the walls of EuriAlda’s apartment

are covered with his paintings
her face, her pointed breasts
are his images, vibrant colours
shout her praises

10

in Kilmacreahy cemetery

I place a vase of daffodils on
my husband’s Atlantic grave

11

a sheepdog follows

a string of Frisian cows
along the lanes

12

will you come

when the day
is ended