‘When the Ground Breathes’ (a Poem)

‘When the Ground Breathes’ is one of the poems I’ve been writing lately, as I work on my second anthology. I’ve been teasing out each poem in my mind, exploring exactly what I would like to say … and little by little, I’m starting to arrive at my destination. 😊 When the Ground Breathes Their…

‘Quiet in the Garden’ (a Poem)

I’m continuing to compose little poems that may end up in my second anthology! This is my latest effort. 😊 Quiet in the Garden It’s quiet in the garden Where we first met Where you spun those tales of mystery I remember How you spoke of things I could never comprehend How your stories made…

‘You Linger – Still’ (a Poem)

I am continuing to compose short poems that may or may not appear in my second anthology, and I am enjoying every second of it, regardless of what form these poems will eventually take! Here is a draft called ‘You Linger – Still.’ ❀️ You linger – still –In the half-forgotten worldOf memory, myth-making, magic….

‘I Guess It’ll Be Okay’ (Short Story)

This short story features an eleven-year-old character named Sophie who has been lingering in my heart for quite a while. I have a sense of her sensitive, curious nature, and the tension she holds within her as she struggles to deal with peer pressure, a family breakup, and the strain of being made to grow…

#NaNoWriMo Update: Exploring the Future

My #NaNoWriMo journey of 2019 is almost up, and I have nearly reached my 50,000-word target! I suspect that very few of those words will be useable in a novel format – I’ve been allowing them to spew out in a very disorganised, messy, stream-of-consciousness way – but at least they exist. πŸ˜‰ I’ve come…

‘Horses’ (a poem from my anthology)

Lately, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about ‘Horses’, a poem I wrote for my anthology, The Light Touch of Liberty.Β  The poem is essentially about my memories of Atlantis in its later, rapidly descending stages. When I recently saw a beautiful, illuminated sculpture of a unicorn at the Wonderlights event in Palmerstown Estate, Co….

‘Writers’ Companion’ (a Poem)

It’s been a while since I shared a poem on this blog, so I wanted to do that today. Writers’ Companion is inspired by coffee! I always do the stereotypical writerly thing of starting my mornings with a cup of coffee (it’s a meditative experience for me, in many ways). I found the lovely image…

Poetry Day Ireland: Three Poems That Inspire Me

Today (Thursday May 2nd) is Poetry Day Ireland! The craft of poetry means a lot to me, so I wanted to celebrate this day by highlighting three poems that speak very deeply to my heart. ❀️ The amazing Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away in January of this year. Her powerful poem The Journey means…

Why Write?

Earlier today, I answered a question that was put to the writing community of Instagram as part of the #AuthorsChallenge2019: “why write?” Reflecting on that question has deeply inspired me. It has reminded me exactly why I’m so driven to sit down, day after day, and continue to work on refining my novel manuscripts, even…