Waveforms is a haiku sequence (or rensaku) that explores the flora and fauna of Dublin Bay’s (North) Bull Island, a land mass formed by the changing currents in the bay after the construction of the North Bull Wall (between 1820–25) in an effort to improve access to the port.
Boran’s rhyming haiku observe the interplay of bird, human and plant life on the island, and celebrate the delicate balance of a biosphere on the very doorstep of Ireland’s capital city.
The book is illustrated by the author’s own photographs of the island, taken over the course of a year of regular visits.
Waves themselves, their wings
flashing silver when they turn
as one – the starlings.
Maids from Cabra West,
Painted Lady butterflies
up from Marrakech …
Old man in a car
staring out to sea, Tosca
singing from the heart.
xxx Sample photographs from Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku here
‘Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku’ is published by Orange Crate Books and distributed by Dedalus Press.
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