Public Reading at the Poetry Centre in Siglufjordur

Reading by Stephen De Burca 24th July 2015, 16:00 at Ljóðasetur Íslands, Siglufjordur Stephen is a writer from Ireland. During his 2 months stay in Listhus Artspace, he is focusing on writing poems.


ON THE SHORE

SAT ON THE ROCKY BEACH, THE SEA BREATHES GREY INFINITE SIGHS, EACH BREATH LIKE A LOVED-ONE’S FINAL LUNGFUL OF LIFE.

THE WAVES CONTINUE TO WHEEZE, EACH EXHALE COLLAPSING, THE DRAGGED BACK OUT TO SEA. THE CYCLE’S STUTTER REPEATING.

EVERY SINGLE BREATH LEAVES ITS SYMPTOM ON THE STRAND, OFTEN A CURDLED FROTH, TODAY, A DIGESTED OLD CAN. INSTEDAD OF A ROCK OR A SHELL, I COLLECT THE CAN TO BIN. SO, TOMORROW, YOU MAY COME AND PICK IT FROM THE SHORE.

     ~Stephen De Burca (2015, summer, Iceland)

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