“Ecliptic” and other poems by Karen O’Connor

“Ecliptic” and other poems by Karen O’Connor

Red He said my chi was unbalanced Suggested I wear a red linen shawl Around my waist – to keep my liver warm Yoda of the herb world Laughed at my expression Admitted it sounded odd But red always means heat, he explained So I wore it, next to my kidneys Like the scarlet woman [...]

A celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2019

A celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2019

"Yes" by Afric McGlinchey (after Molly Bloom in James Joyce’s Ulysses) …yes and then I touched my finger to his lips to stroke away the cider, and put it to mine and our tongues went plunging – such a lush sweetness – the grass so springy-soft on the cliff and the waves crashing below and [...]