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The Sea of Affliction by Rosemarie Rowley

The Sea of Affliction
By Rosemarie Rowley

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"I like the poems.. I keep hearing something in them that I'm always listening for..and rarely catch" - Ted Hughes
"A master of form" - Brendan Kennelly
"I have listened to (Flight into Reality") with a lot of pleasure.. I think it is quite beautiful and very thought-provoking - Brendan Glacken


The snake-locks anemone
Hungered as she gazed on the green
Of eternal movement
Against the calm, cold,
Ignorant rock
Of pain and insecurity.
In the foam was splintering
Like actuality, her love dreams.
A moon
Turned masculine, he would
Govern her heart, mind
And spirit – computer
King-bee, to mimic her power over life,
Her terrible beauty franchised,
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