Scribbles from me to you

My poetry & prose


May 2017

Memories of yesteryear

Do ye remember the days we cut the turf? We'd hurry home up the road from school Throw off the uniform and bags to change To the normal oul jeans, wellies and shirts Then over the mountains or round the... Continue Reading →

The Empty Chalice

A new poem, work in progress


All is dark, quiet, warm Only a pulsing beat for company My heart beats in time with it Regular and calm All is rushing, swift, hurried Stressed, the waters are churning Syncopated rhythm Fear overwhelms me All is bright, noisy,... Continue Reading →


Corvus! He cried, you Trickster and thief! Old Stealer of souls, you go too far! soothsaying omens only bring grief Bringing pain here like an open scar Old Battlecrow, I call you out Doomsayer, your beak runs red As you... Continue Reading →

Serenity – a haiku quartet Check out for other poems of mine turned into songs, as well as original songs by Walter Curran and covers and traditional Irish, Scottish and English songs.

Burning Times

The witch stood at the door She had no need to stare No need for words or gesture We all knew she was there. The tree leaves quivered Though no breeze was there The birds fell silent in the glade... Continue Reading →

Lá Bealtaine

Breathe in the warmth in the air Feel the happiness seeping in Walk through a doorway with no door Into a magical, liminal woodland Where fern and lichen and moss enchant And a forest ensnares the senses As blackbirds sing... Continue Reading →

Dappled sun

Dappled sunlight shadows A beautiful May morn I woke up with a smile To the warmth of your embrace


To Ireland To home To our own native land To the mountains and rivers To the forests and streams To the lakes and fields To the towns and waters That round our island jewel ring To Éire Sláinte!

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