Museworthy: Silence and its AnswerThe uprooting of words
took place here
in the country with no tongue
The most silent of plants
It is an animal
that turns its belly
to the blade
and faces with the heart's generic face
the flower that bears the cold,
the absence which remains
after every replacement
I am the animal,
Where might I bleed from
to impress your fifty words for wound,
your language of blood?
BY MTC CRONIN
MTC Cronin has had seven books of poetry published, the most recent
being Bestseller (Vagabond Press, 2001) and My Lover's Back
79 Love poems (UQP, 2002). After being employed for most of the 1990s
in law, she has in recent years begun teaching literature and creative
writing at secondary schools and universities. She is currently working
on a PhD, Poetry and Law: Discourses of the Social Heart. Her books
are available by contacting her at: From Green Left Weekly, March 13, 2002.
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From Green Left Weekly, March 13, 2002.