Black Bough Poetry Micro-Poems

The Milky Way over the Fungus Rock, Gozo (Blue)Gilbert Vancell. Defiance.I'll tear a sheet of starlight for your blanket,a burnished cloth of gold to ward off fears,there beneath bright Apollo, you'll greet the morning,curled inside your mother's wounded feet,eyes defiant shimmering flakes of jet,burn away the fog of my appearance,from deep within that ragged bundle,a... Continue Reading →

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‘While Nobody is Watching’ Goodreads Review.

I was delighted to able to write this review of Cobh author Michelle Dunnes new book for An Cosantóir recently. Michell is an Irish Defence Forces and United Nations Peacekeeping Veteran. I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being a Beta reading for this cracking story. " 'While Nobody Is Watching' is the third... Continue Reading →

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Bard of the Isles

Very pleased to be able to participate in the Bard of the Isles 'Tuesday Challenge' This week's TUESDAY CHALLENGE posted by Phil Parker was : Write a story of precisely 100 words that must include the word 'kerfuffle' (a Celtic-derived word which means "a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.").As usual, we'll... Continue Reading →

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Cobh Readers & Writers Daily Prompt ~ Day VIII

Cobh R&W DailyPrompts ~ DayVIII Demagogue.'Can I have your attention please'My path has no snow or wood to diverge in,'I need all of your attention now'I take the road less travelled by,'Look at me, pay attention to my golden glow'I follow it under the desert moon,'Worship at my altar, full attention over here'Led by Coyotes... Continue Reading →

Cobh Readers & Writers Daily Prompt ~ Day V

CobhR&W Daily Prompt ~ Day V Not sure where this came from. A comment on internet trolls & the hateful. Those who offer nothing, yet demand everything. Often demented cowards, who while hiding behind anonymous accounts, have caused outrageous harm. Malign actors, amplifying fear, division & hatred. So maybe this is a modern day curse... Continue Reading →

Cobh Readers and Writers Daily Prompt Day II

Cobh R&W Daily Prompt II So here is this mornings effort, another #micropoem. Guard of Nature.Quack, spake the Mandarin,And the kindhearted rustled,The paper bag to pull scraps,And crumbs of poppyseeded bread,To share on the tended bank,Of the shapely pond,A guard of nature,Adding each gentle act,As they pause and ponder,To the universes store of karmic credit.... Continue Reading →

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