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

 

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Eros in Piccadilly

Winged figure,
Bow and arrow pointing at nothing
Leaping, never leaving
The stone pedestal
Where weeping fountains mourn
The loss of your never having left.

Buildings crowd down
As once they rose,
Crowning achievements
In this great edifice of a city;
But now they hinder, fine and white
Even the thinnest shaft.

We find a mocking glory
In the technicolour hoardings
That tell us all we might devour
To stifle the burning arrow's bite
And laugh, and flash out at Eros's night.

Irene Noel-Baker (2009-12)