THE CHILD INSIDE THE MAN, day 27 of A Month with Yeats

  It’s day 27 of Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats which means all of us who’ve taken part in this fantastic poetry challenge have created 27 new poems inspired by Ireland’s greatest poet. Today’s quote is: ‘Once more the storm is howling, and half hid under this cradle-hood and coverlid my child sleeps on.’ […]

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SHADOW AND LIGHT

At 22, I knew as much of myself As the exotic world I’d just found With streets willing me To walk them Witness them And be wooed by them. My twenties Had typically emerged As a decade to be a no one; An empty slate to be carved upon Before my thirties would find me […]

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MUSICAL NYMPH

A blonde little child Wearing big girls shoes With eyes that were eager To pick out life’s clues. Playing her music To brighten the room, All Mitchell in styling And sweet to the tune. A flatmate, a friend, A flourishing fool, A daring disaster All crazy and cool. Pure in her spirit And swanlike in […]

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