The Water Castle

. The Water Castle Lough Oughter Boat Trip on Culture Night 2016   Via sheep gate & forest path Along South Western shore Life vested we board the boat On a mild September eve   Exhilaration captures bodied mind The steadfast realm left behind For balance on the calm lake The vessel arrows towards the … More The Water Castle

Rose Garden

All the petals gone Only by double take Thorns speaking Of a gentle life Sunrise tinged Sunset On the storm Swept away . 13.September 2016 By Andrea Connolly

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

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