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Caroline Ryan

Caroline is a writer/actor and founder of Lightworks Theatre in Los Angeles; her play Rage Removers starred Dan Castelanetta of The Simpsons. In 2002 her poem The White on the Waves was etched onto a poetry sculpture commissioned by a Belfast City Arts Initiative. She is a member of the writers' group at Queens University and is currently at work on a book entitled The Other Side of Belfast.

The Field by Caroline Ryan

I wait and I am looking
(it is over, it is done),
standing in a field that I have ploughed
a thousand times.

I call and see there no one
and No One answers me:
Do you know her? Can you speak
her holy language?

The field is never empty
and I envy all her strength,
and the silver her fine lines become
in lucid midnight light.

Have you seen her? they will ask me
while ghosts play scales upon the wind.
Has her thousand year old Face
been turned upon thee?

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