IRENE NOEL-BAKER   Poet
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Poetry

Artemis Poems (IV)
Departure
Dutiful Wife
Eros in Piccadilly
Erotisis (Question)
Facing Hydra
Fair Hermia
Homage to Sylvia Plath
Homewards
Jalousie
Letters Home (I)
Letters Home (II)
Letters Home (III)
Letters Home (IV)
Letters Home (V)
Marriage
Masquerade
Mystery
Old Flame
Old Photos
Parsifal
Parsifal II
Persephone to Demeter
The Church at Malaucene
The Music
Train Journey

 

Greek Translations

Άρτεμις IV
Μασκαράτα
Στο Τραίνο

 

Related pages

Changing the Story
River Work

Dutiful Wife

It's what you feel you should say
The script is there
And only the collusion needed,
Taking the words and mouthing them
Talking into air.

But when the trembling voice of evening
Enters the earth
Dark waters stir
And unconsidered flowers, reeking of perfume

So the wet dusk
Draws scent out of roses
That in the day withdrew
Their sweetness, and withheld themselves,
Had only posed, as roses do, so
Beautifully white.

Irene Noel-Baker (2009-12)