MOLLY CURRY: WHAT MUST COME TO BE
94 Sandy Point Farm Road
email Premier Poets
Web design by
This page last updated: 10th December 2007.
|MOLLY CURRY: WHAT MUST COME TO BE|
Molly Curry's ashes were scattered by Carl Barchi in wild, romantic Gaelic locations.
In 1955 Molly was born privileged, as the Welsh proverb reminds us, not with a silver spoon in the mouth but with poetry in the soul and music in the heart. She died suddenly in 2000 aged 44.
The snapshot of the poetess clutching her scarf on the windswept shore, the sensitive editorial tribute from her lover, the light pencil sketches, and the various poems coalesce to make this chapbook a fitting and proper tribute.
The verse ranges through the artists oeuvre and more than two decades. The compilation opens with WAS THE SUN SHINING? composed when Molly Curry was just 18. It's a mature piece for one so young and it begins thus:
I missed today. Was the sun shining? Did the leaves fall And form a carpet on the sidewalk?And it's a questioning poem, 11 questions and 4 short verses, closing poignantly:
And was that the sun setting? Or my heart sinking? Did I miss the evening too?The collection concludes 15 hypnotic poems later with UN-VULNERABLE, written in 1986, and its final lines:
Remember this, said Agnes, "Power is peace within."
|reviewer: Gwilym Williams.|