Malahaide Harbour Boats


Malahaide Harbour Boats

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Malahaide Harbour Boats, Ireland, 2015

Printed on 8x10 matte archival fine art paper.

Edition of 10

I took this photo out of my glorious hotel window while staying in Malahaide, Ireland in 2015. And then I wrote this poem and dedicated it to my Irish hosts, Ree and Mike Callan. I think it says far better than prose how I felt about this view, this place, this country. And having to say good bye.

“On my last morning in Malahide
the mists came in
tempting me
with a familiar
I did not feel.

Nameless ghosts
in a song
a scent
a gesture
a beach
painted with
the pentimento
of my past.

On my last morning in Malahide
the estuary still cradled
the red sailboat
that had carried my heart
in with the tide.

I turned away.
to a home
no longer mine.

On my last morning in Malahide
grey goodbyes
the siren song of the sea
the familiar throatcatch
of leaving
by the lure
of what lies
the next

—is it here?
I will take my seat
in the orchestra
that awaits
the instrument
on which
only I
can play
the note
to complete the movement
in the symphony
I have listened
my whole life
to hear.”
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