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Sky Mixing

Sky Mixing

For February, Spinozablue brings its readers new poetry from Breda Wall Ryan, Damien Healy and Donal Mahoney, as well as fiction from Rosemary Jones. A pattern of Celtic voices by coincidence, not design – with an Asian twist.    *     *     *     *     *    Recently finished Peter Englund’s excellent history of WWI, The Beauty and the Sorrow. What makes this book so special for me is the democracy of voices, the voices on the ground and in the skies,…

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Breda Wall Ryan: Oneironaut

Breda Wall Ryan: Oneironaut

Oneironaut   Explorer of the dream world, sit quiet on a park bench, consider the sky, consider cumulus divining meaning from vapour: a severed head talks to itself, a pileus skullcap, cloud eyes dissolving the blue of ancient ice or mirrored sky, a muzzled voice reflecting an unheard cry in nebulous mountains. Consider the head free-floating upside down through wispy altostratus, spilling the truth we tell when we keep the dangerous bits concealed, even from the self. Dreamer, nothing is…

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