Sara Berkeley was born in Dublin in 1967 and graduated from Trinity College in 1989, after which she wandered somewhat aimlessly round the globe for a while pretending she had a plan. She finally settled in a rural valley just northwest of San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.
Her poetry collections are Penn (Dublin, Raven Arts Press/Canada, Thistledown Press, 1986); Home Movie Nights (Raven Arts Press/Thistledown Press, 1989); Facts About Water, New and Selected Poems (Dublin, New Island Books/Canada, Thistledown Press/Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Bloodaxe Books, 1994); and Strawberry Thief (Oldcastle, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 2005).
I wish you would come now —
before the long days, the evenings
receding in a fearful, breathless hush
of heat and falling suns, laying the lay...