‘Snow’ | by Louis MacNiece

The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window wasSpawning snow and pink roses against itSoundlessly collateral and incompatible:World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think,Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portionA tangerine and spit the pips and feelThe drunkenness of things being various. And the fire […]

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Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.’ –Oren Arnold ‘Christmas Reflections’, Craigavon Bridge, River Foyle, Derry, Gareth Wray Photography

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‘Looking Back For Christmas’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘Looking Back For Christmas’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. An old man now, I’m looking back, to Christmas days when young, To a childhood full of happiness in our simple Irish home. No fancy phones or TVs, electric scooters, bikes, no Internet to trap us, back when children played outside. Dressed up to […]

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