27 September 2010
Daughter of a son of Ireland
If earth be sonned
As spectral as a perambulating Bloom
Though unlettered as the rain
Till parish note another sinner.
Son of a daughter of exile's house
If earth itself exile
Chaste in conflagration
Seared by years
Beyond a fable's solace.
Son of no one
Daughter of herself
Earth they have that never had them
The stones cast single shadows.