Maeve O’Sullivan, The Wild Atlantic Way

Dubliner Maeve O’Sullivan’s poetry and haiku have been widely published, anthologized, and awarded. She is the author of four collections from Alba Publishing (UK): Initial Response (2011), Vocal Chords (2014), A Train Hurtles West (2015), and Elsewhere (forthcoming in November 2017). Maeve is a founder member of Haiku Ireland and the Hibernian Poetry Workshop. @writefromwithin

The Wild Atlantic Way

After a Corrib dip
ducklings snuggle into mother –
each other


Eyre Square a seagull eyes up my tuna sandwich


Jungle Café a robin pecks at my cake crumbs


Just past Mayo’s fjord newly shorn sheep


We hear them then see them Westport swifts


Forecast wrong again swans on the Garavogue


Free jazz gig I make this fizzy shandy last


Moisture-laden clouds
over Roscommon fields –
dry stone walls


The rain that’s held off
comes hurtling down –
Queen Maeve’s grave


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