“Curlew” and other poems by Rosalin Blue

Lonesome Occupation Up – up and away in my little studio under the sky drawn back alone – to write That loneliness is the room for concentration bears the space for inspiration strikes the key of motivation to create origination with insane illumination and a wild determination, the poetic flow in motion — oh that cosmic emanation […]

“Cinderella Tráth” and other poems by Aoibhe Ní Loingsigh

Cinderella Tráth Chaill sí a bróg (agus a croí) I bpobal I gConnemara, Rud simplí ab ea é ag tarlú ó thús staire, Cad a tharla dár gcailín óg, dár ‘Cinderella,’ Phóg a buachaill álainn deas cailín éigean eile, D’Fhág sí cuid dá anam ag glanadh miasa go tapaidh, Tom-Bán ag míniú nuacht dóibh “Bhreatain, […]

“A Life Unanswered” and other poems by Susan Kelly

The Bittersweet Her passion was historical biscuit tins or so he’d tell visitors who marvelled at the growing stacks of embossed lids that glinting with landscapes, landmarks locations she hadn’t seen, he thought it best if the world came to her. He liked her to display these gifts he brought back from places he visited […]