May Queen

  May Queen 19th May 2016   Oat bran sprinkled on pebbles Quagmired thoughts sink in Of lost earthen ware & time   Sage starts blooming in the wind The bird house waits aground Blue-tits cling to wires & walls   Stray seeds in Alice blue Where ringdoves roam Spread gently behind the sleepers   … More May Queen

A Journey

  . THE JOURNEY . For  Amna Kiran at the Opening of her Exhibition “Self-Reflection” On 8th of April 2016, Solas Gallery Ballinamore . The eyes see illuminated manuscripts The artist reflects on her own story Her skills born in the East Grown from ancestral strands in Lahore Birds took you West of Pakistan On wings of … More A Journey

Amaryllis

Five years it took For the amaryllis To bloom again Hope sprang From patience You know My value She smiles In blush attire . By Andrea Connolly March 2016

Brigid, February 1st

  Brigid 1st of February 2016   Her wingspan shrouded in mystery The small tortoiseshell rubicund Ebony and golden forewings   Tangerine surged from chrysalis A ring of blue, her spell, her veil Little hands fold hollow reeds   The magical childhood craft Interwoven square with beams A Eurasian butterfly with four wings   She … More Brigid, February 1st

Red Roller Skates

http://creativewriting.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/skating-anyone-by-ryan-mcguire-via-im-free-copy.jpg Red Roller Skates The alley of cottonwoods rustled in the summer breeze as the gang of boys from her school gathered at the junction. A ramp marked the private lane to the door factory and estate. Grey smoke billowed from pallid brick chimneys. She looked up between the two rows of giant trees, their … More Red Roller Skates

Meeting of the Years

  . The beginning and the end Meet at the expanse Mirror images in feather blue It ends and starts wool white Seafoam gusts toss souls Body and mind unite for once Connect in wishes of crimson Cotton yearning for oranges . 30th of December 2015/ 4th of January 2016 – ©by Andrea Connolly