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Poetry

For me, a poem is a key, unlocking a moment in time and revealing the infinite well of possibilities that every moment holds. Poetry brings us to creative presence.

Poem and reader do that together. If the words don’t create that shift, that moment of presence that Joyce called an epiphany, poetry hasn’t happened. It takes a great reader to make a great poem. 

My poems tend towards the inspirational. I often don’t know what a poem is about until I find it coming together on the page. I just feel the itch that says: This one’s a poem, not a story.

I publish some of my poems in pamphlets that I call Ten Thoughts About Love with yes, ten poems in each. 

Each pamphlet usually has one blessing poem in it. Blessing is an art; we still do it (“Have a nice day!”) but we’ve forgotten what it is and what it’s about.

I write in the Irish and female poetic traditions but I also write haiku as a way to generate creative presence. I’ve lately started posting them with pictures on Instagram.

Poetry For Christmas - Twelve Inspirational Poems For The Holiday Season

Poetry For Christmas - Twelve Inspirational Poems For The Holiday Season

The mid-winter holiday provides the perfect space to indulge the pleasure of poetry and in this pamphlet you’ll find a...

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Poetry I: The Writers Call

Poetry I: The Writers Call

Poetry: there are times in life when nothing else will do. This is the first in a series of poetry...

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Poetry II: Song of Silence

Poetry II: Song of Silence

Poetry: there are times in life when nothing else will do. This is the first in a series of poetry...

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Poetry III: Long Light

Poetry III: Long Light

Poetry: there are times in life when nothing else will do. This is the first in a series of poetry...

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Selected Poetry 2012-2014

Selected Poetry 2012-2014

In this first selection of her poems, chosen and arranged by the poet, you’ll find consolation and inspiration. Here are...

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Poetry IV: The Font

Poetry IV: The Font

Poetry: there are times in life when nothing else will do. This is the first in a series of poetry...

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Poetry V: Welcome Dear Guest
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Poetry V: Welcome Dear Guest

Poetry: there are times in life when nothing else will do. This is the fifth in a series of poetry...

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