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Thank you The Wild Geese Team!

Started Aug 17 0 Replies

Sincere thanks to The Wild Geese team for featuring my poem and article today! I have shared my thanks along with the front page link via social media. Every good wish.

 

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I Will Arise and Go -- A Poem by Anne Casey

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

I will arise and go

(After William Butler Yeats)



My people are a migrant clan

Prospering not by hook or crook or craft

But by diligent labour and an easy charm

Flung from one small corner

Across every wind-tossed sea

Mountaintop to valley floor

To lay a thousand roadways

Or stand on…

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An Uneasy Halfway -- Where Am I Really From?

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

This year marks an uneasy halfway for me—I have been in Australia for as long as I lived in Ireland. So where does that leave me? The truth, I have come to realise, is somewhere in between. In Australia, I am regarded as Irish. My accent, parlance, even my ‘writing voice’ are often differentiated as such.…

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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am 1 Comment

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of discovery into the lives of Irish immigrant children 150 years ago.

Image: 'Image Above: Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

There is a special brand of human misery so steeped…

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Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am 5 Comments

When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my future husband. For our future children. For our…

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At 5:01pm on November 1, 2016, Jim Hawkins said…

Anne, 

A bit late but thank you for your appreciation of the Seamus Heaney article. I enjoyed doing the research. He was quite a man and writer. He doesn't have to stand behind anyone! Best wishes! Enjoy the holidays!

At 5:16pm on November 1, 2016, Anne Casey said…
Indeed! Thanks Jim - you too. Take care.

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