Very excited that a recent poem of mine entitled Raw has been published in Issue 29 of FourXFour, a Poetry NI journal.
I wrote Raw late at night a few months back. It’s about the processing of emotion and the problems connected with our experience of, and ability to display emotion. The internal conflict. The want to show how you feel versus the need to maintain control.
I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been very busy writing and organising collections. I am however, delighted to share an exciting piece of news; five of my poems have been published on Poethead (by Chris Murray).
Many of the poems are from my older stuff; with some of them having been written years ago. It’s interesting (and a little cringe-inducing) to read back over things that were written more than half a decade ago. Memories and emotions come flooding back. While life might go on and circumstances change, it’s funny how the written word (as much as a smell, or a visual trigger) can take you back to a certain time and place.
In any event, I hope you like them. If anyone is reading and would like to share a comment, please do. I promise I will try and share some of my newer material here soon.
The name of this page was inspired by Irish seascapes. The uniqueness that they possess. The smell of grass and silage close to saltwater. The life that breathes through everything. The sun but not the dead heat. Constant movement; vulnerability meeting danger.
I hope that you like, and feel, some of what is shared here.