“Queen Medb Speaks to the Shy Poet” and other poems by Trish Bennett

“Queen Medb Speaks to the Shy Poet” and other poems by Trish Bennett

Connemara Rocks You held me with champagne in a Galway crystal glass. The light fizzed through its facets, and danced a sparkling ring. ‘No dawter of mine’ll be on time, make him wait’  you said. Your brother; our driver, obeyed. We parked at the church, set into the mouth of a bad turn. The blessed [...]

“The Other Side of Things” and other poems by Robyn Rowland

I. The Other Side of Things. from the sequence Sky Gladiatorials Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown made the first non-stop aerial crossing of the Atlantic, Newfoundland to Ireland, 1919.Previous to that, they both flew for Britain in World War I. Alcock ‘was the first man to bomb Istanbul’; then, with plane trouble, [...]

The Blue Hare (An Giorria Gorm) and other poems by Jackie Gorman

The Blue Hare Stepping off the path, a silver car rushes by. I never saw it coming, yet I felt the ground give way. I knelt down within myself. The hare that lives in my mind, snug in her thick coat and safe in her wide-open eyes, breaks free and runs across me. She purrs, [...]

“The Many Splintered Night” and other poems by Aishling Alana Heffernan

“The Many Splintered Night” and other poems by Aishling Alana Heffernan

The Many Splintered Night The trembling of my fingers as I hit the keypad, wakens the dire horror of an unfocussed brain that seeps too much into the mire of focussed restraint. To dance under the moonlight in the eyes of the lights that pound into my head, with the horror of a dancers aching [...]