Harvest Spider

Seán Hewitt
how it sits at the centre of its legs, the knee-joints
raised over the globe of the body, how it can stand
in many places, making a bridge of itself, lighter
sometimes than wind, lighter than leaf, sending
each foot stepping in circular movements, how 
its small seed of body must be suspended, held
lightly and assuredly, its life a glass of water 
that must be carried home each day unspilt. 
Page 29, 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.