Poetry at Sangam



And so was his grandfather by James Byrne

Mad with heralds in the aguafuerte.
Dressage after dressage of horses
whitewash the scrapbook of history.
Darwinist cagebirds, hidden crests
sing to an ear black with deafness.
Genealogy tracts extract ancestral
war. Estranger danger. Whiteness,
it’s the deadliest colour of them all.