Spider Nut – Poetry

Licorice legs
and a walnut shell.
You could be a crab,
tired of the grainy shore,
the glucose whirl of a gluey sea.

Pebbles.

Poetry – Pebbles

Tricoloured pebbles,
the sand stepping-stones
of a shuffling huddle,
or shifting land –
a clinking crowd at ground.

Ahenny Slate Quarries

Poetry – To Ahenny

To Ahenny
where slate spills from the land
like prehistoric teeth.

I bite back, snap
with my new camera,
angled for scenic views,
fail to capture
that dead outreach,

The Poetry of Wildflowers

Dead Nettle,
the words have
a rattle. Death
should not belong
to soft lilac, or even
the green, wing-like
leaves that dress you,
coquettish weed.

Organising Clutter.

New Year, New Poems

I’ve been working on some poetry, lately. I know this isn’t a startling revelation, but I’m quite pleased with how these particular poems are shaping up. One was inspired by the memory of my first scan in pregnancy. I was struck by the sonographer’s words ‘everything you see on the screen is bone . . .’ and this led me to my opening line: ‘When they tell you, your baby is bone.’

Poetry – I Take down the Tree

Tree

I take down the tree,
unwreathe its arms
of tinsel and bauble.
Now it is pure
and green and dark,
a figure without cover.

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.

Valentine’s Day Poetry

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! I don’t usually get this excited about it, but this year, my husband and are planning a trip to the Cork Spring Poetry Festival.

Halloween Micropoetry Mix

Welcome to my Halloween micropoetry mix. I’ve got ghosts, a crow’s wing and a pumpkin, just waiting to be made into a menacing, luminous face . . .

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.