Gwyneth Lewis
for Susan
A home fell from the sky. I picked it up. 
It said: ‘Obey
The law of taking this and that
(a whisp, one tuft
of hair, five stems) from anywhere.
Arrange your scraps,
The boldest first. The trick’s
Not too much craft: the whole
Must not amount to much,
Or seem to.’ Like
A coracle! A cup! A cap?
Should I put it back?
‘Don’t fuss. I’m logos now, 
Just loose enough. Here, 
You have me. Yes. I 
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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.