Sunday 15 May 2022

Eavan Boland-Sunday poet

Eavan Boland, born in Dublin in 1944 died suddenly from a stroke in 2020. She was for many years the lone female voice in an all male Irish literary poetry canon. Her most popular poems are about motherhood and love but she has also written on political/historical themes. See Child of our Time and Famine Road. I like her Pomegranate because it's such a wise poem reminding us to step back from our children's lives and let them make their own mistakes...a hard one to do.Recently came across a poem called The Necessity for Irony, also about her daughter in a little volume of poems edited by Carol Ann Duffy.

The Pomegranate

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