I'm having a read through of Crannog 32. Fellow Boyne Writer Brendan Carey Kinnane has a poem included in this issue. His poem is called Khayelitsha. I haven't read anything of Brendan's in a while but this poem, like all his poems, is rich in language. Kevin Graham, whom I admire has a poem included called The Snow Globe. Clare Sawtell has a poem called When They Leave which I like too. As I'm reading the journal I can't help smiling and thinking about how I want to write something new. I love poetry. Isn't it good that you can fall in love over and over again? This bodes well for fidelity! I don't even know where to start with Abridged Primal. I suppose initially I'm drawn to Beth MacFarlane's Deep Shadows because it has a resonation with my poem Of the Crow. I also like Vast, Illusive Sea by Jan Harris. Kevin Graham has a poem in this too called Raw, as does Ann Egan who has a poem in Crannog 32 called Butterfly on a Rafter. I also love Enda Coyle-Greene's Hedgehog. There is so much to admire and think about in these magazines. Needless to say I'm refreshed and inspired by the work.