In the few paragraphs that follow you will see that little happens – or maybe a lot occurs – just in a short space of time! Give it a read – it will take you all of 62 seconds. Try … Continue reading
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!
April 15, 2014
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The ‘travelling community’ in Ireland often attracts a lot of negative attention. One thing is sure though, many of our city-scapes would be blander and lacking in colour at Christmas time if it wasn’t for their decorative efforts. ‘Away to … Continue reading
April 5, 2014
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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
March 29, 2014
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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
March 22, 2014
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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’.
March 15, 2014
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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.
March 1, 2014
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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
February 22, 2014
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