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.