“Thrushes In The Rowan Tree” and other poems by Maureen Boyle

“Thrushes In The Rowan Tree” and other poems by Maureen Boyle

Christmas Box There is honey and chocolate on our doorstep since Christmas—sweet box and coral flower— one on either side. The heuchera with ruffled cocoa-coloured leaves hunkers in the corner but the sarcococca or sweet box is where we step inside by design so that on nights as dark as winter and full of storm [...]

‘Still Life With Hedgehog’ and other poems by Gaynor Kane

‘Still Life With Hedgehog’ and other poems by Gaynor Kane

Still life with hedgehog   The items have been arranged; carefully positioned, to vary height with texture and tone. Lit from the left. But what the artist hadn’t bargained for was that the sleeping urchin would unfurl; spine straightening, light-tipped quills oblique. To nimbly negotiate the spray of red roses, and feast on wedge of [...]

“Fintona” and other poems by Aine MacAodha

Windowless church   My church has no windows in fact it has no doors either and to be fair no altar it has no ordained minister or priest or gospels. Its in my heart, in the starry sky the moon shining over the land its the planets in our solar system the sun when it [...]