brendan macevilly
The Divers
by Wilma Kenny

Perched
on amethyst rocks
townies entranced
with bodies made supple,
by manoeuvres performed
in the perspex water.

We gawped,
as the local children
  dived
    and
                  dived,
with elegant ease,
avoiding the sharp
peaks of black diamonds
which surrounded the sea layer.

PHOTO: Children leap from the jetty at Derrynane, County Kerry, Ireland. Photograph by Brendan Mac Evilly, from his book At Swim: A Book About the Sea. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wilma Kenny is a published poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as a freelance journalist. Wilma enjoys all aspects of the arts. She has read her poetry on RTE and UCB radio and has been a part of an event at the Edinburgh festival. Wilma is excited by the vibrancy of the arts scene in Northern Ireland.