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No Place Like It

By Hugh O'Donnell

No Place Like It

No Place Like It Details:

Published: April 2010
ISBN:       978-0-95564280-0-1

Cover Design: Beth O'Halloran
Beth O'Halloran's website

Sample piece from No Place Like It

Eileen Gray at Collins Barracks Museum, Dublin

come into the parlour...

The idea of it; lancing a tear of lacquer
from the rhus and holding up a shell,
as one might, for a drop of the oozing

Christ. So agile her mind playing on
a lacquered screen, lantern, dressing table,
lightweight chair, on this living space

drawn into being as if awaiting
our dawdle through her rooms, suitors
who desire to be uplifted, held, approved.

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