The Sister (by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin)

Original Text: 
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, The Sun-fish (Oldcastle: Gallery, 2009). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the 2010 International Shortlist).
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1How on earth did she manage
2That journey on her own?
3When she was a young woman
4They had plenty to keep them busy,
5They were small, they felt queasy,
6They gripped a pillar in the shade
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011