Outside the Window

Waterford Writers’ Weekend is fast approaching and I will be leading a workshop called ‘Get Flashy with Fiction’ on Saturday, May 9th. The workshop will run from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm at Central Library, Waterford.

Rediscovering The Sea

I wanted to go to the sea, realised I hadn’t been in almost a year.  Why?  I love the sea.  I grew …

Red and black butterfly.

Summer Micropoetry

July can be a heady month; pollen still strong, the sun burgeoning. So far, this July has been a little damp and cooler than expected, but as a hay fever sufferer, I’m not complaining at all! I’ve been busy observing nature and scribbling fragments of summer micropoetry.

Stunning riverside scene at Carrick-on-Suir, complete with heron.

Walking by the River

I love walking by the river in Carrick-on-Suir. The water always looks so fresh and cool. Sometimes it’s possible to distinguish black flickers of fish in the depths. Swans parade like floating snowdrops and on a sunny day the sky presses, only offering a bare trace of breeze.

A Poem for National Poetry Day – Tree Sisters

Happy National Poetry Day, everyone! I’m celebrating with the release of my poem: Tree Sisters. It’s the first time the poem has appeared online, although it has been published in my third poetry collection: ‘Landscapes and Hearts’.

A selection of nature inspired micropoetry, by K. S. Moore.

Micropoetry Inspired by Nature

I’ve been sharing this micropoetry on Twitter and Facebook over the last few weeks. But it’s always satisfying to gather thoughts, moments and poems, into a place where they might make sense, or at least be kept safe. So, take a look, have a ponder, and let me know if any particular poem appeals and why. It’s great to get feedback!

Micropoetry by K. S. Moore

Micropoetry – Hedgehog and Sea Oak

Just sharing some more micropoetry, that I wrote over the summer months. These two: ‘Hedgehog’ and ‘Sea Oak’ are among my favourites. I feel they go a little deeper than some of my other efforts.

Three micropoems written by K. S. Moore.

Micropoetry Medley by K. S. Moore

I wrote a lot of micropoetry in the early part of Summer. I shared the poems on Twitter and Facebook, but thought it would be nice to gather them somewhere a bit more permanent. I’ve organised these five poems according to place. The first three were written in my garden, which is often full of wildlife and inspiring sights.

Damselfly dalliance caught on camera, beautifully framed by the soft pink petals of the water lily.

Damsel to Damsel – Nature Poetry and Photography

I love writing nature poetry and have been known to dabble in a spot of photography. So, I decided to combine the two in this weekend blog post. My husband George is responsible for the stunning picture of two damselflies, taken at the lily pond in the gardens at Mount Congreve.

The Seaside Explorers at Stradbally

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that hubs and I are enthusiastic seaside explorers. We’re out in all weathers, just waiting for the thrill of sand underfoot and waves on the horizon. Our latest adventure took place in Stradbally, County Waterford.

Poem: 'Summer Broom' by K. S. Moore from the 2008 collection 'A Flower Girl's Tears', published by Young Welsh and Poetic. Second edition by K. S. Moore, 2011.

All Ireland Poetry Day: Summer Broom by K. S. Moore

I decided I had to post a poem in honour of All Ireland Poetry Day. The choice was easy as I’ve been looking back at Summer, feeling the familiar relief that it’s over and Autumn, in all its fiery brilliance is gaining prominence.

Father’s Day: The Wisdom of a Wagtail

This year Father’s Day was bitter sweet. I didn’t get to spend the day with my Dad but I did come face to face with a wagtail who gave me the wisdom of wildlife.