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Poem: Listen to man’s lament

Listen to man’s lament By Deirdre Maultsaid //I never loved you. Your epaulettes flapped, your wig and peerage slipped; your jealousy was black oil in your bilge. You had (who was that figure at the prow, that noseless rosewood lady?) … Continue reading

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Poem: Washerwomen, Blessings

Washerwomen, Blessings by Deirdre Maultsaid From This crisis, these blessings: essays by Deirdre Maultsaid (Trafford Publishing) First appeared in Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 22, Summer, 2003 //1. I am a washerwoman standing on unstable ground. I see all in its … Continue reading

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Poem: Cures

By Deirdre Maultsaid //Angel, darling, you have such wakefulness, pacing with your burnt tallow, passing another anniversary watching the clock hands stroke away meaning. I know: all shall perish. Look. There is the shadow of God, the disenchantment of the … Continue reading

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Poem ” Shine on, you moons of Jupiter ” was published at The Puritan

//“All I have is sniper thinking; I am calling out from between the rocks…” Read poem here  

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Poem: If Nostalgia Were Religion

If Nostalgia were religion By Deirdre Maultsaid Originally published in Contemporary Verse 2: 33(3), 2011 //I would return to that time, to see my mother, a giddy señora, holding aloft a baked globe of rare black clay, standing among bowls … Continue reading

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Poem: Cousin to the Light

Santiago Matamoros   By Deirdre Maultsaid //As the mist rises on the stony path we take our bearing on the golden bell tower gathering, ensouling, the heather our diviner. We tell our dreamy story. I am a pilgrim collecting souls; … Continue reading

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Poem: Mercy

By Deirdre Maultsaid //You could be a true God’s whore. You could be a Flirty Fish, showing the love, witnessing, and winning others into the kingdom. You could halve a pear and paint a still life–bronze and ovoid. You could haul … Continue reading

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Poem “Exodus” was published at Pif

//”It is not all ripe oranges delicious mangoes…” –> read poem  

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