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Best of Irish Poetry 2010
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Songs of Earth and Light
Barbara Korun poems translated by Theo Dorgan
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Winner, 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition
Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
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Andrew Caldicott lives in County Wexford. His work has appeared in journals in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including The Stony Thursday Book, The Stinging Fly, Crannóg, Moonset, Dawntreader, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Revival, Boyne Berries and West47 Online. Andrew was selected for the 2010 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series.
Your hands dance
as they work the play dough,
flattening, stretching, forming
the plasticity of your thoughts
into half-solid semi-shapes,
a skein of ideas
coiled into a caterpillar
then rolled out again,
kneaded and pinched into a daisy.
In its curlicues I trace
the whorls of your mother's fingers,
deft and always busy.
Skin is remade,
in this flower.
©2010 Andrew Caldicott
Caldicott poem in Crannóg magazine online
Caldicott's Poetry Ireland Introduction Series reading (YouTube)
Caldicott poem in Boyne Berries