POETRY DAY IRELAND - 26 April
Hinterland celebrate Poetry Day Ireland with ... a poem, by Kells poet Nerys Williams (Sound Archive, Cabaret) from her collection cabaret. It will resonate with anyone who has ever shopped in a thrift store / charity shop.
Thrift Store Protocol
It is easy to pride a semblance of self
in the discarding of another’s desire.
My eye intent on buttoned silks
in Mission, Harlequin, Savers,
Flip,Buffaloand The Waste Land.
Testing the assumptions of body
I wander amidst the possibilities:
A life in tweed, the confidence of a red plastic mac,
tap shoes for the brave, how to sing denim blues.
Or the crocheted insistence of a dress
that shows too much.
How it files the revelatory Iat dizzying
angles to find no narrative.
I could instagram my childhood
the too-big shoes, sun-spent in the seventies.
With a bandana and a cowboy hat,
shuffling across tarmac towards a parent’s path.
Nerys Williams (Cabaret, New Dublin Press, 2017)
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