In Dairena Ní Chinnéide’s poem Suantraí na Meánmhara / Mediterranean Lullaby is the line: “shnámh sí lena súile oscailte”, which translates into English as “she swam with her eyes open”. To win a year’s subscription to the Poetry Ireland review, tell us what you did in your childhood that you never do now (but perhaps you’d like to!).
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Congratulations to Mary Corkery!
“I wrote this [poem] once, about hiding in the bathroom to read poetry. What is lost now is the sense of it being a bit off-the-wall, secret, something you had to hide. Some of the magic is lost in reading poetry at a desk or in the living room. SometimesI take poetry to odd places or parks to read.”
‘What You Hide’ – Mary Corkery