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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Changing the Story
River Work

Letters Home (IV)

The sun worked slowly
As we lay,
Transmigrating from sea to sky
Through rock to body again
Until there was nothing
But a pure white mineral
Dusting on limbs, now
As new as the spring of a cat

And many weeks later
The black remnant of an urchin
Bedded deep in the heel of a foot
Kept to remember
Where the blue had

Melted the light of the
Cave water and shadows had
Lifted rocks from the deep
Into sea-monsters and we had
Panicked and scrambled out

To lie again on the warm rock; with
The pale lapping water at our feet.

Irene Noel-Baker (2009-12)