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Kisses, by pd lyons from Caribu & Sister Stones: Selected Poems


saddles loosened

reins looped round a tree

ponies nickering at rest

just enough blue breeze whispers

answering tall almost gone to seed grass

some where in that summer

that girl still waits on me

From Caribu & Sister Stones: Selected Poems, Belfast Lapwing 2009

ISBN 978-1-905425-90-7

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Subject: RE: [Straight Forward Poetry] Too early for blueberries

Dear pd lyons,
We love “Too early for blueberries” and would like to publish it in the next issue of Straight Forward Poetry.

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goodbye galway/ hello castlepollard


whose books are these i think i know…
yes will be moving house over the next few days. goodbye galway
hello castlepollard
… and there are boxes (and boxes) to go before i sleep.
Anita Loos
Anita Loos


so we have moved


so we have moved

we are now living in galway, over looking the bay. decided to move july 20. arrived here august 26. very busy time. finally feeling a little settled. spent the last few hours working on new book of poetry, “The Girlz”. hope to have a finished manuscript by weeks end. Have about two hundred pages to sort out, final edits, culls,order,format etc. and then the easy part – a publisher.



An Achill cottage industry

An Achill cottage industry.


BOOKS: Achill Island seems an unlikely base for a Belgian and South Korean book artist duo, yet that’s where Franticham decided to set up. ANDY DEVANE finds out what drew them there…

from The Irish Times

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