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Iona

by Mary Palmer

CONTENTS LIST

Foreword by Kevan Manwaring    

 

1   Samhain

 

Aelia       

Mordec           

Shadows         

 

2   Plans

Omens         

On the Agenda    

Dreams                 

Ambush                

A Yellow Iris        

Angel                    

 

3   Between Worlds

 

The Way Between Worlds  

My Mother Said        

Siren                 

Flashback        

Gulls                 

 

4   A Thin Place

 

Winter Blessing   

season of ice        

Is That Why She Begins to Write?  

Illumination of Rhymes   

the ordinand    

 

5   The Cauldron of Rebirth

Invocation            

Raven’s Peak           

Found 9th July 1940    

Old Gate          

Preacher   

 

6   Port of the Coracle

 

Litany of Confession

The Dove        

Port of the Coracle 

Brother Oran   

The Beehive Cell 

 

7   Wanton Women

 

St John’s Wort: A Plucking Hymn 

Morrighan   

Aeld            

The Nunnery    

Bay at the Back of the Ocean    

 

8   Shoots Show

 

Nunc Viridant Segetes  

Maiden, Mother, Crone   

The Black Madonna  

Cave of the Dead   

Candlemas  

 

9   The Big Defile

 

Morrighan’s Prophecy 

Branwen          

Marble Quarry    

The Big Defile   

The Great Craftsman of the Sky     

Staffa    

Puffin    

 

10   Thorny Ground

 

Sain mine own lover in the field       

Port of the Coward           

Well of Eternal Youth      

kinloch hill            

Turning Point       

 

11   Rage

 

Darkest Depths    

AD 806: A Monk Speaks  

Gully of the Pigs       

Street of the Dead    

 

12   Song Time

 

Easter Cave        

Song Time          

The Cracking Open of the Poem 

 

13   Meadow of the Heights

 

Brighid’s Party      

Pasture of the Geese    

Beyond the Dark Ocean    

Time of Brightness             

Land Under the Wave        

 

14   Unravelling

 

Blessing of the Road  

An Apple     

Hazelnuts    

The Vicar’s Wife     

Glasgow     

The Barnakle  

 

Sources of quotations 

 

Afterword by Anthony Nanson