Triptych in Blue
Whirling hues of blue, darker the deeper,
life folded, poured by time’s hand
Flesh and blood clothe themselves in thunder,
guilt spills her shrouded shores,
courser gleams in standstill.
You sit, radiant as lava, eyes blaze dominion,
hair burnished like newly spun gold wire,
body hollowed under siege in service of myth.
The crimson lowrie unfolds its wings,
roots branch and stretch in stilled accord,
solace stitched through dappled bone.
The veil grows thin, seams of light split in
shimmering hours, each moment a sacred guest.
The moon gathers her stars, folding waves
in deep blue shadows on the azure sea,
stippled footprints in swept sand proclaim
your hallowed spirit upon sapphire strand.
Christa de Brún
Christa de Brún is an Irish poet and academic. She was most recently published in Drawn to the Light Press, New Word Order, and anthologized in the poetry collections Addictions and Cathal Buí Selected Poems 2021. Her poetry was shortlisted for the Anthology Poetry Prize 2020, and the Roscommon Poetry Prize at the Strokestown International Festival 2020. She is currently working on her first collection.
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