It’s morning, mere hours after sunrise. The light washes, with the tide, over Balbriggan beach. And I’m there, one eye on the time, the other ‘I’ on something transcending it. The ‘I’ wishes I could stay. Instead, it boards a train and silently glides south as both the sight, and the possibility, disappear from view.… Continue reading Chimera
Well, as if it wasn’t exciting enough to be longlisted for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, I am absolutely over the moon to have made the shortlist. As I wrote on being longlisted, I really do love blogging. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your thoughts and opinions, the things you enjoy,… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for www.emmahynes.net
Oh, to look upon the Ha’penny Bridge! As I course through Dublin’s heart. From the Quays as passing forms flicker. Its floating umbrellas And snowdrift winter shadows. From O’Connell Bridge at sunset As its blazing backdrop sinks. At night, A shooting star. Contemplate the Liffey’s mirror image Of its arc On a still day. At one with itself Reflecting… Continue reading Oh, to look upon the Ha’penny Bridge!
I am delighted to learn that two of my poems have been selected to form part of the Dublin Poetry Map. Supported by Poetry Ireland and created by Poetry4U, the map was designed to mark Poetry Day Ireland and allows readers to take an amble around the city accompanied by tweet length poetry which is pinned to various… Continue reading Dublin Poetry Map
Striking, green and crimson, My row of slender tulips; The petals formed, But not as fully As I would like. Lapping, gentle and hushed, My white flecked sea; The waters tepid, But not as warm As I would like. Standing, broad and full, My fruit laden plum tree; The yield ripe, But not… Continue reading Time Waits
You are in every flower. You float languidly through my mind like small clouds sailing across the ocean of a July afternoon. The back of my hand lies gently in the soft grass, as I recall the memory of yours resting in my palm; not so long ago, yet akin to forever. Even the hot white wall dappled… Continue reading You