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Poems from Terry McDonagh

Three Mayo poems from Terry McDonagh’s forthcoming collection, Two Notes for Home: Along The Wild Atlantic Way It’s raining in Killala today.Not a day for whimperingor whinging – only a shower.Doors are still not numbered,two women share an umbrellabut there’s sunlight enough tobacklight a cat in a cosy corner. My name is non-headline.I’m a nosy … Continue reading

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Walking to the church in the cold and dark, we snuggled into new coats, hats and gloves and counted the lighted candles that stood in each window to welcome the Christ Child. Continue reading

Elegy for the Corncrake by Michael Boyle

Elegy for the Corncrake by Michael Boyle

An Elegy for the Corncrake (On September 26 2020 local bird watcher Jared Clarke saw a corncrake on the South- east coast of Newfoundland.) Crek craik, crek craik crek craikNear noon on that Saturday mornon the boggy bake apple barrensflushed out by the spottersat a droke close Cape Race.You were only just a couple hours … Continue reading