I peel back happiness from the soil,
No one can threaten hunger with bullets.
The Second Wife from: The Wooing of Etain The poems in this series concentrate on the part of the legend: The Wooing of Etain, where Midir brings Etain, his new wife, home and she meets his first wife, Fuamnach. Consumed with jealousy, Fuamnach conspires against her beautiful rival. She turns her into a pool of …
‘Love, Politics, Murder! A sell out success!’
The Rooney prize is awarded for a body of work by a young Irish writer that shows exceptional promise.
I can tune in to the true note
in a creature heart.
I love the beauty of those words.
For isn’t everything, if looked at closely,
a little off key: lovers and dancers
only a step out, a step away .
One puts the book down, numb beyond weeping, for it goes well beyond the romance of being a soldier-poet ‘in the tradition of Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon’….
A Poem by Edward Reilly Brennan was put to rest in a northern suburbs cemetery. An apt enough place, for, as James has it, we’re all suburbanites When it comes to the literary world, there being no city Where writers type up copy in this lumbering language Other than London or New York, where journals can …