• Books:
  • Beneath The Ice,
  • Snakeskin Stilettos,
  • The Horse's Nest,
  • Miracle Fruit,
  • Selected Poems,
  • The Goose Tree

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Poet, creative writing facilitator, editor. Experienced mentor for those working towards a first collection. My publishers are Lagan Press, Belfast and Liberties Press, Dublin who published my Selected Poems in 2012 and my new collection, The Goose Tree in June 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

Sometimes it is good to get away from everything

The Erne Rushes Through Me


A great clean flood to rinse away

the whole of the tired, wicked world.


A heron guards the dreaming ivory gates,

my eyes have turned the blue of damselfly;

red gilled perch and silver trout,

swim through the ventricles of my heart

and swallows rise from my throat, stitching

my thoughts to the sky: it is as if nothing


bad is happening anywhere: as if

everything in the Garden is lovely.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Moyra. Love the colour and imagery in the middle stanza.