An Earliest Journey I Can Remember

Ben McGuire
Was this mine? Half 
detective work to remember 
bits of childhood but it
must have been for a holiday 
somewhere. So, 
here’s the colossal car, 
here’s my ridgy seatbelt. 
They’re in front, 
steering grey out to green – 
his curls, and her wide hair.
She turns round to me,
asks if I’m alright. I think I am.
Page 67, Poetry Ireland Review Issue 119
Issue 119

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 119:

Edited by Vona Groarke

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 119 includes new poems by 48 poets including Frank Ormsby, John Kinsella, Rachel Coventry, Aifric Mac Aodha, Gerald Dawe, Alice Miller and Claire Potter. Also included are translations by Richard Begbie and Kirsten Lodge, an essay on Bishop, Lowell, Heaney and Grennan by David McLoghlin, and reviews of Paul Muldoon, Paul Durcan, Sarah Clancy, Medbh McGuckian, Kate Tempest, George the Poet, and many more. The issue also features photography by Hugh O'Conor, Dominic Turner, Sheila McSweeney, Fergus Bourke and John Minihan.