An excerpt from the poem “Turas” (Journey) in the new collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018):⠀

JOURNEY

The track lapses into lullaby
The engine sighs
From ‘so’
To ‘re’
Horum-bò to horum-bì
Will I come back?
Will I come back?
The great tune beguiles me
To a tunnel
Long and black
Long and black
Dark and black
Like a cave
Like the end.