A Poem For Sunday


As mentioned yesterday, this weekend we’re featuring poems from debut collections of poetry. Below is “Beginning of Trust” from Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems by David McLoghlin, published by the Irish press Salmon Poetry:

I’ve forgotten for how long now
I have fallen asleep
knowing you’ll be there tomorrow.
It influences even the way I breathe
and rest into dreams.

And I’m here,
listening to you breathe beside me
in the night light:
I’m here, looking at you,
amazed at your trust
in sleep, in love, in me.

I want to wake you
and tell you what has happened.

(From Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems © 2012 by David McLoghlin. Reprinted with kind permission of Salmon Poetry. Photo by Peter Smida)