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Attracta Fahy – Live for Fly on the Wall – Review

Attracta Fahy's chapbook, 'Dinner in the Fields' has been my close companion in lockdown.  I have lived the East Galway landscape through the words - all that golden warmth, long summers, the texture of grass, hay and stone . . . In Killererin, graveyards lose their spectral frames, become part of the community, and through childhood memory they will live forever.

Lost Summer – Poem

The sea is more than foam and see through water. It is memory and it is living.  Although I live quite far...

This Quiet House – a Poem for Galway 2020

There are ghosts in this quiet house.I pause under John Wayne’s arm . . .

For Dylan – a Poem on Dylan Day

You of the spiral-shell curls; the sea-chained voice. No wonder the waves made a play for your soul . . .

In Bloom – for Poetry Day Ireland

When I heard that this year's theme for Poetry Day Ireland was 'There will be Time', I thought of this poem.  'In...

Body of Sound – Poem for U2

and the drums make a song of our heartbeats, lead them to stronger rhythms . . .

Leaping Fairy – A Poem for Good Friday

I’ve always been fascinated by the story of the Cottingley Fairies. At the age of seven, the thought of two girls managing...

Crown – Poem

This new poem, 'Crown' is inspired by the threat of coronavirus and examines the image of the crown (corona, in Latin) as...

Changeover – Spring Poem

The poem, ‘Changeover’ was written after a spell of extreme weather and holds a lot of hope. There may be a few...