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

Parsifal

I am afraid
Sitting among the men.
I have found that you
Love, gloriously,
But it cannot we what you wanted.

Thrown aside, we have to be,
Tearing at our hair.

We are rent in two
And open out to show you
The horror of a child
The tragedy of your replacement.

You must leave and find something else
Unchangeable.
Eternal life. But if you were to stay
You wouldn't need to move again.

And that is death to you,
Life in us.

Irene Noel-Baker (2009-12)