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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 …

Alchemy in Reverse

The wizard that is life and its cruel blows Takes the dreams we have been sold Smashes them before our very eyes …

I Was the Reluctant Lover

This poem was inspired by a visit to the National Gallery in London a few years ago, and is in fact a …

Bloody War of Romance

It died at birth, not that it lived Just a notion, foolish, a man Has to dream, to live, to desire But …

What Could Never Be

In half sleep, half dreaming Darkness fills the midnight sky Stars twinkle behind the clouds That hide them from my eye… She …