“Homage To Kinsale” and other poems by Linda Ibbotson

In the Absence of Boundaries – The Third Movement A note from the other side of silence hangs in mid-air blue. Undefined, intangible, unchartered, neither lengthening nor shortening or pulled by gravity’s umbilical chord. I wonder if the wind will carry it in her wings, perhaps into another realm? Is it transcending, tentatively balanced on […]

“Beochaoineadh Máthar Maoise” and other poems by Ellen Nic Thomás

Beochaoineadh Máthar Maoise A dhílleachta linbh gan ainm, gan athair, Do chraiceann ar aondath le humha an nathair, A lúbann timpeall do thaobhán uiríseal, Mar bhata ceannródaí is sníomhanna sisil. Is trua liom ciseán do dhóchas a fhíochán, Do dhán a chaitheamh i bpoll an duibheagáin, D’eiseadh a chruthú ar bhunús baill séire, ‘Nois tá […]

“Child’s Celestial Chime” by Deirdre Gallagher

Child’s Celestial Chime Buttery chiffon taffeta folds of an early evening Hedge rustling sways to softening breeze Dalliant twitterings nestle into hummingbird tillage. Amidst the lazy din, a pristine crystal chime – Unfettered, it’s inflection pierced through the clouds. This ascension Reaching the supreme octave – Vibrations of purity rang out. Labours of Love Palms […]