Beneath this topography she sees:
sandstones shaped by wind and wave,
azurites blue and malachites green;
fossils, remnants of another age,
present her with an insight
to a record no longer extant:
the dinosaur, the trilobite
some footprints, an exotic plant.
These granites primordial –
crystalline intrusions –
now weathered to reveal
our igneous conclusions.
World-weary, she rests on pillow-basalt,
has paleo-dreams in the limestone vault
Dubliner Maeve O’Sullivan’s work has been widely published and anthologised for twenty years. Her collections poetry (Vocal Chords, 2014), are from Alba Publishing. www.twitter.com/maeveos – See more at: https://bodhicharya.org/manyroads/poetry-maeve-osullivan/#sthash.l4HX8bE6.dpuf