Category Archives: Poetry

Wild Nights—Wild Nights! By Emily Dickinson

A Love Poem For Valentine’s Day Wild Nights – Wild Nights!Were I with theeWild Nights should beOur luxury! Futile – the winds –To a heart in port –Done with the compass –Done with the chart! Rowing in Eden –Ah, the … Continue reading

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Congratulations President Biden..Love From Ireland

President Biden quotes Irish Poet Seamus Heaney from his play The Cure Of Troy. “History says, don’t hopeOn this side of the grave.But then, once in a lifetimeThe longed-for tidal waveOf justice can rise up,And hope and history rhyme.”– Seamus … Continue reading

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My sister is not a statistic by Dorothy Duffy

Tomorrow, when the latest Deathometer of COVID is announcedin sonorous tones,Whilst all the bodies still mount and curl towards the middle of the curveHeaped one atop and alongside the otherMy sister will be among those numbers, among the throwaway linesAmong … Continue reading

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RIP Derek Mahon

Everything is Going to be All Right By Derek Mahon How should I not be glad to contemplatethe clouds clearing beyond the dormer windowand a high tide reflected on the ceiling?There will be dying, there will be dying,but there is … Continue reading

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The Tower By W.B. Yeats

The Tower By William Butler Yeats                                               I What shall I do with this absurdity — O heart, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

BLACK LIVES MATTER BY Licy Be How many hearts need to shatter before we turn the page and start a new chapter… slavery was abolished they printed it in the news. But the headlines I’m reading show that’s far from … Continue reading

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You Don’t Get To Be Racist And Irish By Imelda May

(I just love this poem. It is so full of emotion, passion and Irish history – what a poet!! ) You Don’t Get To Be Racist And Irish By Imelda May .. You don’t get to be racist and Irish … Continue reading

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RIP Ulick O’Connor 1954–2019

Title: Writer and critic Ulick O’Connor dies aged 91 Publisher : RTE Online Source: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/1007/1081602-ulick-oconnor/ The Internet, Online, 15/10/2019 Sample Text: Writer, poet, historian and critic Ulick O’Connor has died at the age of 91. Born in Rathgar in Dublin … Continue reading

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It’s World Animal Day – A Poem About An Animal

  A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson. The grass divides as with a comb A spotted shaft is seen And then it closes at your feet And opens further on – He likes a boggy acre – … Continue reading

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The Naming of Cats by T.S. Elliot

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES. First of … Continue reading

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Fur Coat and No Knickers By Louise G Cole

Louise G Cole is a poet and writer from Co Roscommon and the new winner of THE Hennessy Literary Awards Fur Coat and No Knickers Drawing breath between tales of dead little brothers and elderly neighbours moved away, my mother … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day By Derek Mahon

St.Patrick’s Day No wise man ever wished to be younger. — Swift 1 Down the long library each marble bust shines unregarded through a shower of dust where a grim ghost paces for exercise in wet weather: nausea, gout, ‘some … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day To All The Mums Out There

      A Mother A Mother is one who understands the things you say and do Who always overlooks your faults and sees the best in you A Mother is one whose special love inspires you day by day. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

Happy Birthday “Today you are you! that is truer than true! there is no one alive who is you-er than you! shout loud, I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a … Continue reading

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My Dream Is To Own My Own Bookstore & Cafe

Love these, floating bookstore and cafe. I found these on Google Images. My dream bookshop could be floating or on land a house designed to look like a boat. With Ireland’s weather I think on ground might be best but … Continue reading

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The Waste Land By T. S. Eliot

FOR EZRA POUND IL MIGLIOR FABBRO               I. The Burial of the Dead   April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, … Continue reading

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The Landlord’s Tale. Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. 2 He said to his friend, … Continue reading

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Sonnet 37 By W.Shakespeare

Modern Version: Just as a decrepit father takes pleasure in seeing his active child engaging in youthful activities, so I, whom misfortune has injured and crippled, take all the comfort I can in your good worth and fidelity. For whether … Continue reading

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Keep The Faith Writers, It’s A Difficult Journey!

Title: Letters to a young poet Author: Rainer Marie Rilke ISBN – 10: 1603864806 ISBN – 13 : 978-1603864800 Publisher: Merchant Books, 2012 Edition Sample Text: ‘You ask whether your verses are any good. You ask me. You have asked … Continue reading

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May-Day By Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In Celebration Of Our May Bank-Holiday Weekend! Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring, With sudden passion languishing, Maketh all things softly smile, Painteth pictures mile on mile, Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths, Whence a smokeless incense breathes. Girls are … Continue reading

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