We're delighted to present our Poem Of The Day, presented in association with Poetry Ireland. 

Today's poem is Solar Eclipse by Enda Wyley - read it below.


Solar Eclipse (for Janet Mullarney)

Take a chance. Knock. You might be

let in through that wooden door.

Step carefully but do not be afraid.

He only wants to startle you -

peacock on the kitchen floor,

who flew from Ravenna

and landed here, to strut

below the pomegranate tree.

Indigo blue and emerald green,

this bird of linoleum marquetry -

his eye a fallen fruit, ruby red,

curious within his tiny head.

Take a chance. Go there so you may

know the quiet square, the white door

and how, after the moon has passed

between sun and earth,

sudden light will strike

the lamellae of this bird –

a thousand coloured spots

shimmering on the kitchen floor.


About the Poet: Enda Wyley is an award-winning poet and children's author. She has published five collections of poetry, most recently Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press). A sixth collection is forthcoming. She is a member of Aosdána.