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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...

Valentine’s Day – Poem

I see Valentine's Day as an opportunity to celebrate love in all its forms. Last year, I was treated to...

More than Winter – Poem

I was so young. I stood at the edge of a waterfall, cried her happy tears,let her dress me in silver-white, a lace so fleeting, it could not be shaped.