York Literary Review

Bow Down

Christine Murray



A harrowed tree nest ruined

Tangled leaf, its bough down


Bow down



(Still flowering)

Submarine blue

Where dawn occurs


(South | Southeast)


Light-box runs

North-blue to



The point between is lit-not-lit

(Nor) seamed

By the reflection

Of silica-light (a) bas-relief



Christine Murray is a graduate of Art History and English Literature (UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4) and a City and Guilds qualified restoration stonecutter (OPW). Her poetry is published in the The Southword Journal, Crannóg Magazine, A New Ulster Magazine, Caper Literary Journal, Ditch Poetry, Bone Orchard Poetry, Levure littéraire, Recours au Poème Magazine, and WomenArts Quarterly Journal. Her chapbook Three Red Things was published by Smithereens Press in June 2013. A collection of poems Cycles was published by Lapwing Press in Autumn 2013. A dark tale The Blind was published by Oneiros Books late in 2013. Her second book-length poem, She, was published in Spring 2014 (Oneiros Books). A chapbook Signature was published in March 2014 by Bone Orchard Press.


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