TRUTH OR DARE, for Poetry Day Ireland

  It’s Poetry Day Ireland so I am supporting from abroad. This year’s theme is Truth or Dare and this final new poem recalls older days when this Irishman was still a growing boy on the streets of Paris…   Truth or Dare At 22 we locked the bar at 2am and turned empty bottles […]

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SUMMER STORM for Poetry Day Ireland

  It’s Poetry Day Ireland so I am supporting from abroad. This year’s theme is Truth or Dare so throughout the day I will be posting a few of my older poems on Truth and a few more on being Irish… Summer Storm Beat away at breast; a lie of love grown to lust, grown […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 7, NAPOWRIMO

In the shadows not yet departed from former students since departed confined in compartments  the Polish left to the Irish, red vinegar wine (as vulgar as the vultures  who drowned in its deluge) caught itself in corners  still not drunk  by the blow-ins still bleating about the burnt beef and sodden soil  as we made […]

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CEAD MILE FAILTE 

Country roads wind where shadows linger in the light, where whispers have withered like leaves out of season,  where the green grows in grandeur  over this ancient land, often fought for, never forgotten, where former footprints entwine around the rolling hills and half fallen walls of wishes that once held lovers, that once courted kisses  […]

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OH COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

Oh country, my country, once born in your troubled times and raised by the banks where your Liffey lies, I followed the paths of generations moved on to see what they’d built, to see where they’d gone, but returned to a home now seriously lacking a nation of consumers complaining and attacking. Where are your […]

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‘How I Write’ interview for the Series by Nicola Cassidy

Today you can read my interview for the series ‘How I write’ by author and fellow Irish blogger Nicola Cassidy who describes herself as a writer, blogger, Mum, daughter, wife, sister, singer, marketer, pet owner and pet complainer. Nicola’s blog features posts on marriage, motherhood, fashion, feminism, pregnancy, parenting and her series ‘How I Write’, interviewing […]

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