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In a hushed requite – Liam O’Callaghan / Echo – Thomas Kinsella

April 15th - 21st 2013

Liam O’Callaghan In a hushed requite

Thomas Kinsella Echo


by Thomas Kinsella

He cleared the thorns
from the broken gate,
and held her hand
through the heart of the wood
to the holy well.

They revealed their names
and told their tales
as they said that they would
on that distant day
when their love began.

And hand in hand
they turned to leave.
When she stopped and whispered
a final secret
down to the water.

from Belief and Unbelief, Peppercanister

By kind permission of the author and Dedalus Press