The Buck , The Nyeuck

Recently a friend from the Blackwater Poets was diagnosed with Cancer, which we rarely refer to by name, preferring euphemisms such as “the buck, or “the big C”. This verse is dedicated to Gene and all cancer sufferers. The buck, the nyeuck, has run amuck Appearing everywhere uninvited Looking smug, …

War with the Whin

“Whin” is the word for furze in Hiberno English and Ulster Scots in the northern half of Ireland (North Leinster and Connacht, …

Three Magpies a Wedding Watched

To Geraldine & Joe, on the occasion of their wedding! There is an old Irish tradition that three magpies at a wedding …