Saturday, November 28, 2009

A poem for Saturday

A poem for Saturday.


Postponing tomorrow
Shooting the breeze.
Rustling down
Long acres
Top booted
Like soldier boys
Watching the road.
The last stand
At a crossroads
Signalling the end.
The milk churns
Sounding out
Hollow notes.
Stopping for the Angelus
Three Fifteens.
Dog-eared turnings
Round a game
On Sundays
Or the Dance.

The Hirschmanns
Pointing north.
And the night time
like a soft wind
In meadow grass.

Frank Murphy.
Photo: Shrine in Tobertynan Woods Rathmoylan Co. Meath.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Open Mic Readings/Knightsbridge.


Boyne Readings.

The Boyne Readings at the Knightsbridge Village drew a small but attentive crowd with guest readers being Tom French for poetry and James Lawless for prose. Tom French read from his collections "Touching the Bones" and "The Fire Step", while James Lawless read extracts from "Peeling Oranges", and "For Love Of Anna". If the turn out was small the readings more than made up for it. The weather on the night was not good. Anyone looking for something for the Christmas Stocking for those who enjoy poetry or prose could do worse than dipping into one of the above.
Photos: Brendan Carey Kinnane, Tom Dredge and guest reader Tom French. Right: James Lawless and Paddy Smith.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Small Impact Creative Writers' Group.

Open Mic Night.

The Small Impact Creative Writers' Group are holding an open mic night and Christmas Gathering in the County Library Navan on Thursday the 10th of December at 7pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. So bring your best poetry and prose. Good luck with the readings!
Photos: The Ramparts Navan.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Boyne Readings and Open Mic.

Boyne Readings and Open Mic.

The next open mic session by the Boyne Writers' Group takes place in the Village Hall Knightsbridge in Trim on Thursday the 19th of November at 8pm. Guest Readers are Tom French for poetry and James Lawless for prose. More details on the Boyne Writers' Site opposite. Just click on the link. All are welcome. Admission at €5 euro.
Photo: Ruins of old church and cemetery at Knockmark Drumree Co. Meath

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Meath Writers' Circle

The Meath Writers' Circle.

The Meath Writers'Circle had its monthly meeting at the Castle Hotel in Trim on Thursday the 5th of November with a good number attending. The readings covered a variety of styles and themes both traditional and modern with the odd short story thrown in. Well it was about shopping and heavy bags and things. The quality of the poems read, and the variety as noted above has to be commended. Next meeting on the first Thursday in December at the same venue. All are welcome. Contact Tommy Murray of the Meath Writers'Circle for details. Or click on the link opposite.

Photo: Some members of the above after the readings.