Th Iguana Dreams of its Mom

Grace Wilentz
Lazy I slept through the lunar eclipse and dreamt of my mother.
She has visited me only twice – in some mid-western supermarket, 
                and again, in the stall of a Bangkok street merchant.
Each time the feeling was fuller than a phantom limb, for I think I
have my heart 
before the backward fall of waking, where the strings of grief catch
   me and make me 
I have lived through two eclipses – saw one on a beach with my
   mother, missed one 
               in a dream with her too.
Page 39, 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.