My latest poem revolves around a hazel nut. I found a hazel tree nearby at the weekend. Did you know that Fionn MacCool was called after the hazel? Cuill means hazel as Gaeilge so he was the son of the hazel.
The first of October today. It was a wet grey day and the leaves are really beginning to carpet the ground. I've had a poem accepted for this year's Stony Thursday Book which I'm delighted about. Thanks to Limerick Arts office and to Paddy Bushe, Editor. The launch will take place on Thursday, 24th October as part of the Cuisle Poetry Festival.
Thursday is national poetry day and The Boyne Writers' Group are doing a series of readings in various places around Meath titled 'Our Most Lovely Meath.' Details of which can be found here: