Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

Which came first, the picture or the poem? In this case, it was the painting. I painted this a few years ago, and wrote ‘Clíodhna’s Call’ in 2019. CLÍODHNA’S CALL Through crunch of shingle and bubble of foam You know the sound of my breathing I am liquid stillness and roaring waves Soothing and scary…… Continue reading Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

Red squirrells and us.

Photo: Joe Kilroy. A few days ago I was admiring the landscape from a train when I saw a red squirrel. Exciting! In childhood I used to watch squirrels leaping about on the hillside trees outside my bedroom windows like foxy-coated trapeeze artists. There is something exhilerating about their movements. When I got home I…… Continue reading Red squirrells and us.