Writing poetry allows me to process thoughts and emotions. It can be a way to praise, plead and ponder. Pick any topic under the stars (it doesn’t have to start with ‘P’!) and you can be sure that a poem exists about it.
I am part of a climate change writing group, and recently we considered sea life. Here is my little poem that came out of the prompts.
THE TURTLE’S PRAYER
I am meandering and ancient
reptilian and patient
with wisdom that twinkles
just like the milky way.
May stars and currents guide me
through silky cool clean uisce*
and may you always strive to
pour your heart into the sea.
*uisce (pronounced ‘ish-keh’ is the Irish word for water.
Kathryn Crowley is a writer, visual artist, and tutor who is based in Kerry, Ireland.