‘Glendalough Sonnet’ and other poems by Angela Patten

Glendalough Sonnet   Rain and relatives, relatives and rain. In Glendalough’s monastic town a jackdaw baby thrusts his downy head out of a round tower putlock and raises an ungodly yellow beak to squawk at gawking tourists snapping cellphones, the spines of their umbrellas dripping on the ancient bullaun stones where monks once mixed their […]

Three poems inspired by Ric Carfagna, Rus Khomutoff

Vintage ghosts of joy and sadness a saccharine statement the highest expression of the autopoetic force the incarnation and withdrawal of a God declaration of hither swarms accretion of the torrential becoming instances emancipated from all anxieties and frustrations in the anagogic phase made dizzy by the hybris a regular pulsating metre of recurrence   […]

‘Magnificat’ (1917) by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon

MAGNIFICAT by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon (1891 – 1986)   1  (Untitled)   While you are in Kilkenny town, I see your grace in every tree; Your hair is as the branches brown, The birches have your bravery.   Your strength in mountain oaks I find, Eagles in this have built their nest; With supple sally twigs you bind My […]

‘All The Worlds Between’; a collaborative poetry project between India and Ireland

All the Worlds Between is a collaborative poetry project bringing together poets from India, Ireland and in between. Their writing partnerships resulted in four strands—poems as conversations, poems at angles to one another, poems which speak out of turn to other poems in the group and, not surprisingly, stories of friendship.   The poets looked […]