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CALDRAGH CEMETERY and the
JANUS STATUE ON BOA ISLAND

 

Caldragh Cemetery Statue Photo John Cunningham


JANUARY GOD

Then I found a two faced stone
On burial ground,
God-eyed, sex-mouthed, it's brain
A watery wound.

In the wet gap of the year,
Daubed with fresh lake mud,
I faltered near his power ----
January God.

Who broke the water, the hymen
With his great antlers ----
There reigned upon each ghost tine
His familiars,

The mothering earth, the stones
Taken by each wave,
The fleshy aftergrass, the bones
Subsoil in each grave.

Seamus Heaney

 

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Contributed by John B Cunningham

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