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The Solace of Artemis


by Paula Meehan. Part of our series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change, curated by the UK’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy

I read that every polar bear alive has mitochondrial DNA
from a common mother, an Irish brown bear who once
roved out across the last ice age, and I am comforted.
It has been a long hot morning with the children of the machine,

Related: An anthology of poetry on climate change

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