The knitting needles
She, who came
Stretched and stitched,
Swallows of hope
My grief grows, like wound wool.
Swallows is © Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Recovery Room, Maternity Ward
(for Savita Halappanavar)
The procedure complete,
Recovery Room, Maternity Ward is © Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Drifts of dust muffle the old typewriter’s surface
Rusted Relic is © Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s poems have appeared in literary journals in Ireland and internationally. Her Irish language collections Résheoid and Dúlasair are both published by Coiscéim. The Arts Council of Ireland has twice awarded her literature bursaries (2011 and 2013). In 2012, she was a winner of Wigtown Gaelic poetry contest— the Scottish National Poetry Prize. Her short collection of poems in English Ouroboros was recently longlisted for The Venture Award (UK).