• ZiN Daily

Oisín Breen: The Darkness We Don’t Know


Image: Unsplash, downloaded (https://unsplash.com/photos/ZlJ70xq0pO8) 16.1.2022.



The River and its Reeds


We stook the burden of ourselves

By hand, even though we are blind,

And the land, black stone,

And the air hard,

Heavy with thirst.


Yet there exists a vapour,

A bassline, trembling,

As thick weaves of smoke flower

On the horizon, here,

Where the darkness we don’t know

Is somehow nearer,

Where there is always more to do,

And where the gummy top notes

Of our emotions bend,

Only when rendered to the river

And its reeds.


About the Author: A poet, part-time academic in narratological complexity, and financial journalist, Dublin born Oisín Breen's widely reviewed debut collection, ‘Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits, forgotten’ was released Mar. 2020.


Breen has been published in a number of journals, including About Place, Door is a Jar, Northern Gravy, The Blue Nib, Books Ireland, The Seattle Star, ZiN Daily, La Piccioletta Barca, The Bosphorus Review of Books, The Kleksograph, In Parentheses, The Madrigal, and Dreich magazine.


 

#OisínBreen #newpoetry

35 views

ZiN Daily is published by ZVONA i NARI, Cultural Production Cooperative

Vrčevan 32, 52204 Ližnjan, Istria, Croatia

OIB 73342230946

ISSN 2459-9379

Editor-in-Chief: Ana Savković

 

Copyright © 2017-2021, ZVONA i NARI, Cultural Production Cooperative

The rights to all content presented at www.zvonainari.hr belong to its respective authors.

Any further reproduction or dissemination of this content is prohibited without a written consent from its authors. 
All Rights Reserved.

The image of Quasimodo is by French artist Louis Steinheil, which appeared in  the 1844 edition of Victor Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris" published by Perrotin of Paris.

ZVONA i NARI

are supported by: