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- William Shakespeare


Anton Floyd lives in West Cork, Ireland. Poems widely published in Ireland and elsewhere. Poetry collections, Falling into Place (Revival Press, 2018) and Depositions (Doire Press, 2022). A new collection On The Edge of Invisibility is in preparation with the view to publication later this year or in early 2024.

Anton Floyd

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That Lone Tree - the edge of a dream

That lone tree, glassed in the lake,
carries the sky in its branches.
In the water, as if under ice,
there are indistinguishable faces
guarding their dark element
with their terrible mouths –
all teeth and thin lipped.
They are mouthing hurts
miming their disbeliefs,
mocking the tree's isolation.
They see only that tree
and can't imagine the reach
of its roots or the wide forests
poised in its tiny seeds.