Echo by Thomas Kinsella


The Poetry Project sent me an e-mail this morning with this wonderful poem by Thomas Kinsella, and I thought I would share it with you. It is being paired with a video, called 'In a Hushed Requite' by Liam O'Callaghan, and it's a beautiful partnership. You can watch the video HERE.

And here's the poem:


by Thomas Kinsella

He cleared the thorns
from the broken gate,
and held her hand
through the heart of the wood
to the holy well.

They revealed their names
and told their tales
as they said that they would
on that distant day
when their love began.

And hand in hand
they turned to leave.
When she stopped and whispered
a final secret
down to the water.