Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Core Sampler - a poem by Cathy Carroll

Winter Fruit

Dark rivers flow toward
the ocean.
Dark nights turn
to day.

Who asked you to swallow
this bitter winter fruit?

So cold
no sunlight warmed it
to a sweet
burst of juice.

All it offers is
bitter flesh
harsh taste
no hope of rain.

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