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

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Eyre Square a seagull eyes up my tuna sandwich

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Jungle Café a robin pecks at my cake crumbs

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Just past Mayo’s fjord newly shorn sheep

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We hear them then see them Westport swifts

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Forecast wrong again swans on the Garavogue

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Free jazz gig I make this fizzy shandy last

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Moisture-laden clouds
over Roscommon fields –
dry stone walls

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

 

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