Monthly Archives: May 2016

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 8 – Pleasure Our night time snuggles. You spooning me. I spooning you. Hand-holding before our final goodnight kiss. 30-Plus years. You still make me smile.

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 7 – Flavor Newspaper plates of Maine lobster rusted red and garlic butter. Crunchy pop of corn on the cob. Little D’s sauteed mussels harvested at low tide. Long time friends, our family of choice. Like caviar … Continue reading

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 6 – Screen We placed the lilac stock, the clove scent of late Spring, by the headstone. Weeded your bed as I explained family to my daughter. Three holes gouged where heather once bloomed. Discarded, dried out, … Continue reading

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 5 – Imperfect He has the Third Eye. An extra flap of skin distorts his vision. Took him months to jump upon the window sill, used the Chalet wall to guide him to his meals. Ignored by … Continue reading

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 4 – Journey   [National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, 2015] On Sunday afternoons after your ten were fed and the leftovers divided, rationed and packed we took two buses to Granny and Gran-das. Like Little Red Riding … Continue reading

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 3 – Friend Sometimes, it’s the kindness of an animal that unravels us. A nudge of nose, a purr, the all out trust no matter the weather within, without. So if you thought it was because you … Continue reading

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#introtopoetry Poetry Day 2 – Face     You held me to your face. Cheek to cheek. So that I… So that I… So. That. I. Could gasp the pain deep, retch it from behind muscle, bone and marrow. Until, … Continue reading

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Writing: introtopoetry 10 Day Challenge Poetry Day 1 – Water     Gather me up, I’ll follow gladly. Up the Corrib or down. Spring or winter. I am diving deep within your soft down cradle. Cleaving the ripples tame.   … Continue reading

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