Tag: poets

That Little Laugh

No doubt you’ve seen us The mischief makers Followers of a chaotic Maelstrom of love A little smirk on our faces A little laugh, perhaps As we listen to words only We can hear Rocks and sweets and toys In our pockets No we… Continue Reading “That Little Laugh”

I Am, I Will Be Drunk

Content warning: mentions of intoxication and drinking alcohol Charles Baudelaire, He said be drunk I know what he means I do. To be drunk on “Wine or poetry or virtue” Oh how I would love To make you drunk on poetry To feed you… Continue Reading “I Am, I Will Be Drunk”

Moon Day Mondays

Waxing Crescent – First Quarter Last night it seemed so bright and strong A bow of light A bower capable of Lifting the world As I glided home along motorways Lokabrenna searing my eyes By my side the whole way Orion’s companion A torch… Continue Reading “Moon Day Mondays”

Imbolg

Brigid came on the wind Blessing the brat bhríde Soaking it with cool rain Not quite winter waters Not quite springtime showers Tears from that in-between Liminal state of season A grief, a keening for the darkness Slowly washing away In the inevitable turn… Continue Reading “Imbolg”

Always

I was always falling for you My whole life Sometimes dancing so close to the edge Hearing the call Of your tales Both terrible and comic I felt for you Like no other I fell for you Little by little You guided my empathy… Continue Reading “Always”

Lightning Eyes

I don’t understand How people can’t tell I’m walking around With lightning eyes Your fire light struck me Ran through me Like magma I’m glowing with lava Red hot to the touch Slap a radioactive Hazard warning sign On my back And send me… Continue Reading “Lightning Eyes”

NaPoWriMo Day 14 – Water

Uisce I hiss like a hungry kettle My faltering Gaeilge Always practiced at the altar In honour of Her Uisce arís Not even knowing If it makes sense to say Water again Water again Red and flowing Life and dreams Surely, hardly What it… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 14 – Water”

NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck

Luck is a double-edged knife All last week It pointed up Lurking at the back Point threatening and insecure Making me unsure Then out it pops Right way up Point down Knife strapped firmly to the wood Some good luck, at last I think… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck”

NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory

It’s come up twice now Memory The white wispy shape Ephemeral Moving away faster Than I can grasp And honestly That’s okay I don’t need to remember Everything Then all these faceless Photos Pamphlets Shirts and ties Opinions Camaraderie And worse And I cursed… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory”

NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen

She is sovereignty Walking the land Owning it Loving it Guiding it, somehow She sets the boundaries She is the boundaries Firm, kind as she needs to be Unwavering, a favourite word May I waver not Though the firmer I set my boundaries The… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen”