All Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (96)

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…


Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Companion Poem

  Previously I had submitted the Poem "The Ghost of the Galway City Museum"

The following is a companion poem     "The Ghost of the Waterford County Museum" 




Added by kevin j dalton on March 23, 2014 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

The Bard of Erin ... A Man of Many Parts

By John Bruton

I remember, as a child, playing over and over again our old 78-rpm records of John McCormack’s songs, which had been the property of my late grand uncle and namesake. Many of the songs…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Inis Mór - My Soul's Own Home


Inis Mór

It is the call of the sea and the crashing waves

the songs of men given up to watery graves

The fishermen's chatter and pony cart's clatter

The seal's call and the wild rain splatter…


Added by Bit Devine on March 12, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday, John Montague

John Montague is one of Ireland’s best known contemporary poets. He is the author of many books of poetry, stories, memoirs and essays. In his work Ireland is a recurring theme and in many of his poems he draws on his experiences as a young boy in Tyrone (for example, in The…


Added by Mercier Press on February 28, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

'A Yen for An Irish Lass'

(First published February 14, 2006)

Ah, the one day of the year when mankind celebrates love, in all of its variations and permutations. Happy St. Valentine's Day from all of us here at…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love than that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a church on St Stephen’s Green on April 23, Easter Sunday, 1916, but history…


Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

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Hilda Moriarty: Kavanagh's Inspiration Behind 'On Raglan Road'

On Raglan Road of an autumn day

I saw her first and knew

That her dark hair would weave a snare

That I might one day rue

I saw the danger and I passed

Along the enchanted way

And I said let grief be a fallen leaf

At the dawning of the…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Another poem

I woke up at 4:45 am a few days ago and within 5 minutes, this was forming in my head so I got up and starting jotting down some the words. I went back to bed but the thoughts wouldn't let me sleep! So I got up again and by 7 am I had this tweaked and ready. I submit it for your thoughts.

God bless Ireland

In her patchwork dress so green

Her blue Atlantic eyes are smiling



Added by Fran Reddy on November 27, 2013 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

'Ireland' -- A Poem by Fran Reddy

Your beauty has beguiled it seems,

Of mountainside patchwork fields I dream

Moody sky with clouds dark-clad

Give way to sun that warms hearts glad

Blooming pathways, hidden charm

The windswept way to hillside farm

Painted sheep dot sweeping hill

Listen to the swallows trill…


Added by Fran Reddy on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Looking for critique on a poem

Hey there all. Since my trip to Ireland with The Waterford Gathering this June past, I have been smitten with the place and have taken even more of an interest in all things Irish! I have even written a poem which although personal, I would like to have critiqued by someone literary. I am a complete amateur so don't expect anything amazing ; ) Would anyone here be willing to give it a go? Warning! - I am very sensitive so go easy on me as it is only meant to be personal, well, at least for…


Added by Fran Reddy on October 24, 2013 at 12:31pm — 11 Comments

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Tribute to Seamus Heaney at Irish Cultural Society Meeting

She even calls her puppy Seamus. 

Linda Opyr began her tribute to Seamus Heaney with the story of her naming her new dog after the recently deceased Seamus Heaney, the Noble Prize Laureate in Literature in 1995, a native of Derry.  Dr. Linda Opyr presented her tribute to Heaney at the October 16 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society at the Garden City…


Added by John M. Walsh on October 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

No Passport Needed -- 'Ireland: In Word and Image'

Ireland: In Word and Image

By Jay Ben Adlersberg

Welcome Books, 272 Pages

On Sale Via October 22, 2013

Pre-Order Price: $42.70 (List Price $60.00)

A Review by Catherine Lilbit Devine

There is…


Added by Bit Devine on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Priceless Collection of Recordings of Irish Speakers now Online

The Doegen Records Web Project (Tionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen) has made available a treasure trove of audio recordings from the 17 counties of Ireland, mostly concentrated in the northwest.  This multi-media archive is a project of the Royal Irish Academy Library in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Observatory, and…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Added by Aine macaodha on October 11, 2013 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Condolence Page for Seamus Heaney: Sign and Add Your Comments

The friends and members of The Wild Geese wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus Heaney.

Please add your signature and comments below.

Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 8:43am — 13 Comments

~ Randomness ~ R.I.P. Seamus Heaney ~

Err....umm, well it was something I posted on The Irish Times commenting on one of 

the articles there.

I came late to his poems 

A lil young foundling I think I could and would be 

To such a wise and magical sage; such as he 

He whose poems spoke of the Irish truth; 

Of le Irish way of living then; 

Days of yore that…


Added by Sarah R on August 31, 2013 at 4:23am — No Comments

From the Frontier of Writing - Seamus Heaney

From the Frontier Of Writing

The tightness and the nilness round that space

when the car stops in the road, the troops inspect

its make and number and, as one bends his face

towards your window, you catch sight of more

on a hill beyond, eyeing with intent

down cradled guns that hold you under cover

and everything is pure interrogation

until a rifle motions and you move

with guarded unconcerned…


Added by Bit Devine on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Follower - Seamus Heaney

I identified strongly with this poem from the first time I heard it spoken. Much like the follower that was Seamus in his childhood, I followed behind my father and grandfather as they worked cattle and handled ranch duties ... mimicking, getting under foot and learning, growing, as I did.

And now ... in the silver times, my father is slowing, jabbering on, following my lead ... sometimes: 


My father worked with a…


Added by Bit Devine on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'Longing Eyebrows' for Seamus Heaney

I, for one, can’t wait. When the time longs into my soul and the creak in my knees cause gentle steps, I’ll grow long my eyebrows. I’ll let them loose on my face as I chase away the last days of my living.…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on August 30, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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