“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 [...]

“Dive of the Kingfisher” and other poems by Ria Collins

“Dive of the Kingfisher” and other poems by Ria Collins

Dance of the Samurai I danced in my Communion dress barefoot dervish mother read aloud from Illustrated Poetry, I found my plastic sword.   I dreamt I was a samurai lived at the foot of Mt.Fuji, wore armour and mask raven hair in a top-knot.   Princess Tsuru, daughter of Ochi Clan. I practiced the [...]

‘The Fold’ and other poems by Alison Driscoll

The 22nd Minute   The inners of the ash tree twirl fibres up Cú Chulainn’s stick Splintering out like a cut open stomach in centre-forward line The bas is hugged by black steel rods no match in a clash of the ash Which sees your elbow crack it like an egg in one quick blow [...]

‘Our Sleeping Women’ and other poems by Attracta Fahy

‘Our Sleeping Women’ and other poems by Attracta Fahy

  Our Sleeping Women   I think of my grandmothers, their faces etched in mine, their strength sleeps in my bones. We meet in fields of crows, their voices speak through the wind. Old graves sloped down from our farm. As a child, I played house, tea sets on tombs, innocent, listening to spirits. Daughters [...]