‘The Ballad of Bella Brooks’ © Joe Canning 2019. All Rights Reserved.

[Local history | ‘The Ballad of Bella Brooks’ | Purportedly murdered in 1876 and found drowned in the Finn near Castlefin, Co Donegal | No one was convicted of the crime tho’ rumours abounded at the time] Joe Canning ‘ A look at Ireland in verse’ ‘The Ballad of Bella Brooks’© Joe Canning 2019. All […]

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‘The Folk By The Roadside’ © Joe Canning 2017. All Rights Reserved.

‘The Folk By The Roadside’ © Joe Canning 2017. All Rights Reserved. SEE: Joe Canning’s Poetry Page on Facebook Piebald ponies grazed on a roadside swathe. Twig and branch burned under black pot, Mothers stirred their broths of turnip and rabbit. Hands and complexions ravaged by cruel winds. Few words were exchanged with passing strangers, […]

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‘Through The Devils Window’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘Through The Devils Window’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. Each of us have daydreams, I have just had mine, Or was it just a vision of those now long claimed by time? Upon a moving carousel were scoundrels on their knees, The sight did not surprise me though, considering their deeds. I sensed […]

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‘Flight From Avoca’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘Flight From Avoca’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. March winds blow cold on the golden vale. Biting is the chill that moves the thistle. Content in this perfect isolation; I revel. My mind is clear, free. I am no suffering soul. Succour is mine. I feel a warming, perfect peace. And though this […]

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