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Shadows Bloom

Haiku by John W. Sexton
Translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock

Shadows Bloom

Shadows Bloom Details:

Published: October 2004

Cover Design: Lynda Horgan

Sample piece from Shadows Bloom


thieving magpie
last slice of life
on the lawn

snag breac bradach
slisín de léas
an an bhfaiche

crows calling more

sky darkens

níos mó a deir na préacháin
níos mó
dorchaíonn an spéir

pond has captured
the moon

an ghealach
gafa ag an linn

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