Orna Ross
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Posts in this category are about my own creative writing: my novels, my poetry, and the f-r-e-e-writing on which they rest.

Iseult Gonne and WB Yeats in Wartime London
Creative Writing: Excerpts, Fiction Friday

Friday Fiction: Iseult Gonne and Lucien Millevoye Take Tea

Maud and Iseult Gonne are living in Normandy, taking refuge from the war in Paris, when they hear that John MacBride, Maud’s husband, has been executed. This leaves Maud frantic to get back to Ireland. She dispatches Iseult to London, to fetch their friend, the poet Willie Yeats.

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Allowing Now: The Book and the Poem
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Allowing Now: The Book and the Poem

I’ve been working on my mindfulness poem “Allowing Now” for a number of years and it’s finally finished. I’ve also been revising some of the poems in that collection.

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Iseult Gonne and WB Yeats in Wartime London
Creative Writing: Excerpts, Fiction Friday, Friday Fiction

Maud Gonne hears of John MacBride’s Execution

The story has shifted to 1916. Maud and Iseult are living in Normandy, as the first world war wages and in Dublin, Irish freedom fighters have organized a botched insurrection. Many of their Irish friends and acquaintances were involved. This extract describes what happens when Maud Gonne hears of John MacBride’s Execution for his part.

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Happy Holidays Creatives and Creativists
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Happy Holidays Creatives and Creativists

Happy Holidays Creatives and Creativists! I hope you’ll be enjoying a special and happy time over the sparkly season. Below is a seasonal poem that my patrons won’t mind, I think, if I share more widely, though it is not due for general release for another few weeks. Thank you, as always, for reading. I wish you all good things for the holidays. I hope you’re creating something wildly wonderful and unimaginable to the rest of us, in your work, or with friends or family. Much love to you and yours, for the season and always. I’ll be back here…

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Poetry for Christmas
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Poetry for Christmas

The nights are drawing in here in London and the Christmas lights have just been turned on. This is a poem for the season, inspired by the Christmas angel outside Geenpark tube station, Picadilly. You can find it, and more poems for mid-winter, in my Poems for Christmas collection. It’s available in paperback and hardback, as well as ebook, and makes a great gift.

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Poem for Patrons: Soaring
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Soaring

This month’s exclusive poem for patrons is a Christmas poem “Soaring”, inspired by the Chrismas lights on Picadilly, London. SOARING In darkening afternoons damp air that tastes of sleet and wind, we dodge between the honk of taxis, buses, cars and other people, as from work to shops and back again we go, to and fro, intent on lists of food and clothes and gifts and then… Read more on Patreon!

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