The rose is not widely known as a symbol of Ireland, the shamrock being more famously associated with the Emerald Isle. However, in centuries past The Black Rose was sometimes used as a code word for Ireland, when English law prohibited direct references to Ireland as a nation. I was browsing through my albums, and […]
Let's explore the poetry of Ireland's talented writers from the past and present. Ireland is home to many writers who continue to find inspiration from the words of those who came before us.
On cloudless mornings the sun rises over Dublin Bay, brilliantly illuminating the skies. Today I thought I would share some photos I took this summer, as Dublin slowly came to life, together with my poem, Dublin Sunrise. Hope you enjoy these words and images. An immense dark sky Flushes in expectation, Casting a glowing […]
Tonight as I write, the wind is howling and snow is falling for our first winter storm in Kentucky this year. Every time the mercury falls way below freezing and the icy winds blow, I think of the homeless and pray they find warm shelter. A poem I learned at school a long, long time […]
Crisp October days bring back memories of swans. Each and every autumn flocks of wild swans arrive in Ireland, to escape the harsh winters of their northerly, summer homes. Photo Credit Yeats was inspired by The Wild Swans at Coole: “The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the […]