The Heel of Bernadette by Colette Bryce

The Heel of Bernadette

Colette Bryce

I liked the poet's soothing voice - and even if you don't understand a reference (to a myth or a geographical location) it doesn't matter because the writing is so lyrical. Lots of poems I enjoyed reading more than once.

Extract


That was the day that went too far
and missed the turn on the Creeslough Road.
Inside our camera of car
we filmed the minutes blur and fly.

from Day

Parallels
  • early work by Mary Dorcey
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver