Tag Archives: reflect

Away to the East

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

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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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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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Cycle – a Haiku

Here’s a pretty little Haiku – ‘Cycle’ – haiku’s are short, as we all know, so it won’t take you long to read!  Hope you enjoy it and feel free to leave feedback.  Share it too if it please you. … Continue reading

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You’re an Explosion

Original poem taken from a song I am currently writing.  It’s about that most wonderful of subjects, when a man loves a woman but finds it hard to let her know.  You’re an Explosion is a study in passing subtle … Continue reading

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Water

What do you see in the Water – and how do you react?

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