About the poet
Colette Bryce was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, and lived in London for many years before...
When I Land in Northern Ireland
for the blue plume of smoke hitting the lung with a thud and, God,
when coming in to land,
coming in to land.
draws me down through a tunnel of years
to a time preserved in a cube of fumes, the seventies-yellowing
from Self-Portrait in the Dark (Picador, 2008), © Colette Bryce 2008, used by permission of the author and the publisher
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