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Leaf – A Poem for New Year

Take a leaf, walk its lifelines with your fingers. Make its shape with your hands, its perfect oval an alternate world.

Mistletoe Kisses – Christmas Poem

You said it was parasitic, feeding off trees, mimicking snow, rolled by the elves into crystal balls, masking the cold resistance of berry fists.

Winter Life – Snow Poem

Angel cold, the wet-nosed rain became a crochet shower - star-shaped, bon-bon powdery, tentative, childlike, shy and soft.

Shiver – Storm Poem

The wind soothsays in the key of G, sighing, I match my tone to his. In our duet I hold out strong, harmonise . . .

Cat Shadow – Halloween Poem

A cat is a witch's companion of choice.  A cat is also a household pet.  Both identities sit at ease within the animal's elegant...

Paths – Poetry of Seasons

'Paths' is a poem about that crossover time between autumn and winter; for me, characterised by falling yellow leaves and the appearance of chestnuts...

A Poem for National Poetry Day

The floral fade of a battered couch, background to the fiercest moment, when I was happy to feel your skin warm my skin.

Sequins – Poem

The poem, 'Sequins' aims to breathe life back into a time when I felt joy from my head to my toes.  In my late...

Beetle – Nature Poem

The beetle of this poem is a creature of reality. I encountered it four years ago at Mahon Falls and knew then, it would...