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On Beauty and Hatred

Words of form fashioned in beauty Often placed in ordered lines and ranks By those whose order of their desiring Is founded …

Never Say the Woman Is Not a Lady

You could break down in a worse place Even if you were not like His Grace There is in it no disgrace …

Smyth Sisters of Grousehall

This poem is a telling of our family history in verse, and how the differing fates of the descendants of two sisters …

Anger of the Water Carriers

“I grew up when we had to carry water. We know the value of water” ~ Longford Fine Gael activist Before school …

Best Move for Wrong Reasons

The markets are nervous of what will happen when Brexit, maybe Irexit worries the financial men Who amble and gamble and even …

And That Morning Too Came

And that morning too came Common sense said it could Every fool and bigot has a vote They use it, unlike us …

Worshiping God Among Nature

We know of the mass rocks where Irish Catholics met to worship in Cromwellian and Penal times to avoid arrest or murder …

Снежинката

В снежна буря попаднах ведъж С поля и дървеса покрити в бяло Черни рокли върху този бял килим Бавно вървях в бледа …

Red Roses Owed

She walks its halls within its walls Red rose in ghostly hands The rent to be paid when grant was made Of …

Lady of Lough Gowna

An eerie cry echos the evening air The mermaids plaintive song The saying among the folk that know Is there will be …

Faction Fight of Banagher Town

  For fun folk with sticks each other set to fight It was the fashion of the peasantry of the time The …

Lillith of the Darkness

Lillith is the legendary first wife of Adam, who escaped Eden using the ineffable name of God. She is said to be …

Whisht Held Well

“Hoult yer whisht” ~ keep quiet about that A whisht held well, held for too long So none could tell of the …

On The Border Run

The line that Craig the clever chap Carving Ulster in three, drew on a map The maximum area the minority could hold …

Suppers Swapped Of Peasent and King

Time in time wonder shall show A wonderous time the world will know The peasent and his humble fare Shall at the …

The Great Mcgonagall

William “Topaz” Mc Gonnagle was poet from Dundee, who discovered he could make a rhyme at the grand old age of 52 …

Celtic Tiger was Not By Poets Built

You cant build a house with words, you know – Chris McCormack Houses are not by words built They are by developers …

Bee Conversations

By some believed, when one had died, the bees had to be told Or umbridge taken, they would leave, not liking being …

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