Epic – Patrick Kavanagh Poem

Patrick Kavanagh was born in County Monaghan in 1904 and died in 1967. He was a colourful and combative character who wrote of the life of the rural people of Ireland. He had an ongoing dispute with the Irish poet and playwright, Brendan Behan. Kavanagh‘s most famous poem is Raglan Road which is now best […]

Dareen Tatour Poem – Female Poet Of Resistance

Dareen Tatour is a Palestinian poet recently sentenced to five months in an Israeli prison for posting one of her poems online. This action by the Zionist regime is indicative of increasingly blatant measures instigated by the rogue state of Israel to censor any views that run contrary to their official fascist narrative. Israel is […]

The Haunted Oak – Protest Poem By Paul Dunbar

This piece of verse tackles the subject of lynchings in the southern states of the USA. It’s a tough topic and ably portrayed in this short poem.   The Haunted Oak Pray why are you so bare, so bare,    Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, […]

We Alone – Alice Walker Poem Lamenting Gold Worship

This gentle poem speaks of the failures of greed and the unnecessary pursuit of riches, when all around are wonders that are free. Alice Walker must have been something of a hippy. We Alone We alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there […]

The Valley Of The Black Pig – Poem By W.B. Yeats

Here is a short piece of verse from the renowned Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner. The Valleys Of The Black Pig The dews drop slowly and dreams gather: unknown spears Suddenly hurtle before my dream-awakened eyes, And then the clash of fallen horsemen and the cries Of unknown perishing armies beat about my ears. […]

Survivor’s Creed – Poem By Resident Poet, A.D.

Our resident poet, A.D. often tackles metaphysical issues. In this poem, the matter of lost children, both born and unborn, is dealt with. What is after death? Do those who have passed on now reside elsewhere? What of parallel universes? Of monkey’s with typewriters? So many questions, so little time. [The use of ellipsis at […]

A Woman Homer Sung – Poem By W.B. Yeats

This poem is not about the yellow husband and father of Springfield fame, but perhaps it should be. Marge would make a great subject for some romantic verse. It’s the blue hair, gets a man every time. Wonder if the carpet on the landing matches that in the lobby? A Woman Homer Sung IF any […]

Only the Present – Poem By Resident Poet, A.D.

Here is a light bit of verse from our resident poet. It expresses sentiment that most of us can understand. The niggling thought that perhaps we could have done things differently. Only the Present Springs a wish upon a thought, The past still yet to come, Held loosely in a drifting clasp Of hedonistic fun; […]

Broken Perspective – Poem By Resident Poet, A.D.

This piece of verse deals with a shocking incident that took place in Ireland, in 2013, when Sanjeev Chada murdered his two young sons before placing their bodies in the boot (trunk) of his car. Eoghan was 10. Ruairi was 5. He then drove around Ireland until he was eventually apprehended after crashing his vehicle. […]

Garcia Lorca – Anti-Fascist Poet Murdered By Franco

The Spanish world has produced many fine poets not known fully by those of us who don’t have the necessary language skills. It’s a source of great frustration for lovers of poetry to realize that there is so much in the way of fine writing that is unavailable to them. Garcia Lorca is one poet […]

Poem By Palestinian Refugee – This Is Why We Dance

This is a powerful piece of poetry from a young Palestinian refugee from Jerusalem who was a victim of Israeli ethnic cleansing. His words speaks of the struggle to refrain from anger at his treatment.They speak of the fight to rationalize what has happened. They speak of the unending desire for freedom for Palestine and […]