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.