A favourite of mine

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I haven’t been posting so much later because we just moved house two weeks ago, and there is always so much to do that unfortunately leaves little time for writing. However, in the mess of boxes, unpacking and organising that has been going on, I have managed to listen to as much music as possible. In line with the sunshine that is currently hitting Ireland (and long may it last!) I thought I’d share a feel-good favourite of mine to hopefully brighten someone’s day.

Happy Friday people :-)

My second publication on The Screech Owl site

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Friends, as I said, The Screech Owl Magazine were publishing two of my poems online.

I gave you the first one already, for anyone who would like to read the second, you may find it here. And thank you, as always, for reading.

https://www.facebook.com/217025361759289/photos/a.219566031505222.47607.217025361759289/686965688098585/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story

http://www.thescreechowl.com/the-apple-tree—poetry.html

Exciting development

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So I have been trying over the past year, to put together some poems that would be good enough to attempt to get published in literary magazines. I am more than ecstatic to announce that The Screech Owl magazine picked up two of my poems and are publishing one a week on their site and facebook page.

Indulge me for a minute while I brag, and give you the links, any of you who read it, please know that you have my unending gratitude for clicking the links.

http://www.thescreechowl.com/the-apple-tree—poetry.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Screech-Owl/217025361759289?fref=ts

NaPoWriMo 2015 day 30

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NaPoWriMo is over! I can’t quite believe it,  it goes so fast doesn’t it! Thank you to all the followers and commenters, to all the new followers this year & new friends. I look forward to sharing more work with you, & to reading yours. There is some incredible talent out there, & I am privileged to read some of this in the words that you all print here.
Farewell to April, thank you as always for the inspiration. Hello at last to summer days. Here is my final poem of the month, a nod to summer herself.

Summer plays on the breeze
taunting her way through the cool wind
and occasional showers,
taking her time.
She lives to make an entrance –
and then a rush – to catch it
all at once, and knock you off your feet.
She is vain,
primps and prunes all winter long
for her grand stage performance.
We love her for her bright self burning,
worship only her, as she wants.
But fickle is this mistress,
she leaves her lovers unsatisfied,
always wanting more
and lamenting her when she leaves.

NaPoWriMo 2015 day 28

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Hold it in your hand and weigh it,
breathe it in and remember
why you own it.
Give it pros and cons,
benefits, downfalls.
Visit it’s memories
laugh with it once more
while it sits before you.
Keep it or not,
it played a purpose,
a role in the life of you.
Watch it leave you
or sit it back on the shelf,
do not demerit what it has done.
Discard it,
but tuck its memory into the folds
of your heart, and treasure.

NaPoWriMo 2015 day 26

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Lost my momentum with posting the poems there for a few days, but still scribbling them down :-)

Rethinking

I say on a daily basis
that something is better than nothing.
Lately, I’ve been thinking
this is not always true.
At times, the having
of a thing can be worse,
can be dangerous,
worst nightmares are built on
‘something ‘.
I need to think this out again.

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