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).
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
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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