Released on 12 March 2015.
T. S. Eliot Prize
A Friday Poem for the winter solstice from Sean O'Brien's 2015 collection, The Beautiful Librarians.
Read a poem from Sean O'Brien's poetry collection The Beautiful Librarians, which has been shortlisted for the 2015 T S Eliot Prize.
By Sean O'BrienThe clocks go back. As the light fails
Down on the path by the Metro line
Where yellow leaves have drifted overnight
Against the wire fences, men walk with dogs
by Sean O'BrienWhether you stay or go, you hear
The water brushing at the threshold
And the long wave comes and carries you –
Home, home, as far as far,