HOW DID I LOVE YOU
I loved you on my knees cutting the grass verge
of your path with a scissors,
digging weeds from your soil,
creating a perfect ground for your feet.
I loved you as far as the longest straight line,
the cataclysmic spread of galaxies,
crashing stars, that after millions of years, still
flicker light on a raven night, atoms
falling, gold to my heart.
I loved you like galvanised waves spread
in rows over terraced homes, into horizons,
the unison of a thousand starlings preparing
I loved you in sounds, creating a dance
in your honour.
I loved you like a bucket loves to carry,
this vessel leaking water, her life,
loved like warm dandelions cover fields,
dying when pulled, you were my soil.
I loved, walking barefoot, my feet
took me over bramble, stone,
into the underworld, ethereal faeries,
Tír na nóg.
Love took me to the last foot,
my love deeper than that first step
into the depth,
the ocean, another land,
sweeping me off my feet, floating
By Attracta Fahy.