Category Archives: reflection

Some Kind of Love – a Sonnet

What is it that makes us write? Is it a surfeit of love or a dearth? ‘Some Kind of Love’ is a sonnet which adds to the debate and contains a slightly ambivalent finale! Advertisements

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A Seagull Thinks…

This original poem explores the desire of all creatures to escape their essential nature and exist in a better form than the one they perceive – ‘A Seagull Thinks…’ – give it a look and see if you concur.  As … Continue reading

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Killarney Urban Myth 1

In ‘Killarney Urban Myth 1’ we examine the truth and lies behind ghost stories. Is it just a mixture of fact and fiction – or is it something else which drives us, not only to create these stories, but to … Continue reading

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The Wittiest Witticism

This original poem considers the importance of challenging accepted truths at any level in society – and provides the view that best way to do this is to take the piss – and always use ‘The Wittiest Witticism’.

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More Crap Fishing at Kells Bay

‘More Crap Fishing at Kells Bay’ does what it says on the tin.  Except that focusses on the mind set of the intrepid fisherman.  Who does he copy, why does he fish – and is it really worth the effort?  … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens

‘Kings and Queens’ is an original poem which discusses the inter-related nature of positions which seem to be mutually exclusive.  Love is an issue, as is defence but the main point is really one raised by John Donne in the … Continue reading

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An origingal poem by Shay Ryan – ‘A Bell Rings’

This original poem, ‘A Bell Rings’, considers the symbolic importance of the ‘bell’.  For whom does it toll, why does it mean anything at all and what difference does it make to chaos and order.

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Silence 2

Silence 2 is a poem all about the wonderful ways we can communicate without words.  It’s a ‘boy meets girl, girl leaves boy, boy isn’t really that bothered much to the disappointment of girl’ kind of story.  I hope you … Continue reading

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New Beginnings – a Parable?

This is an original short story about a man who learns that you really must be careful when you wish for something – you might just get exactly what you wish for.  New Beginnings-a Parable? might just make you grateful … Continue reading

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Silence 1

This is another original poem, the first of two which begin to explore different aspects of silence.  Silence 1 suggests the sense of brutality which may exist in the gap between noises.

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