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Sharing Darwin / Sabine Wichert

Sharing Darwin

By: Sabine Wichert

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"As the clouds re-form, I play with their mirror-image of memory, ripple their grey on grey with the slightest touch of my hand."  ...
ISBN 1 897648 29 4
Pub Date Friday, January 01, 1999
Cover Image Brenda Dermody
Page Count 96
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"As the clouds re-form, I play with their mirror-image of memory, ripple their grey on grey with the slightest touch of my hand." 

Sabine Wichert

Sabine Wichert was born in Graudenz, West Prussia (now Grudziadz, Poland) and grew up and was educated in West Germany. She has been teaching history at Queen's University, Belfast since 1971 and has a special interest in the visual arts. She was a member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from the mid-1980s to 1994 and is a member of the Board of Annaghmakerrig appointed by both Arts Councils in Ireland.

Belfast, 13th July

Only the debris remains: they sweep
with slow steady strides, relaxed
and easy-going; there is no threat
or joy or fear or even triumph
in their action.

Battered tins and broken glass move
southwards, down the Lisburn Road.
Sometimes the sun breaks through,
a light wind lifts empty crisp-bags
and torn sweet-wrappers; they glitter
and suggest a story.

One of the workmen stops, lifts
a discarded beer-can and slowly,
deliberately and with great exactitude
empties its content into a well-kept
hedge; all his attention focused
and concentrated on this act.

© Copyright Sabine Wichert, 1999

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