Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Poem about Food

‘Pieces of Bread’              By E. J. Ryan.

Pieces of bread, pieces of bread,
Fresh baked toasted or fried,
Cut into soldiers ready for dipping
In soft-boiled eggs golden and dripping,
Croutons for soup tainted with spice,
Oh, isn’t eating ever so nice?

What about meats? So many kinds,
Prime beef or lamb, bacon and pork,
Chicken and turkey or succulent duck,
Rabbit and game-bird, haunch of a buck,
Sausages, puddings, rashers thin sliced,
Oh, isn’t eating ever so nice?

So many fish, fresh from the sea,
Netted or caught on the line,
The salmon the cod, maybe a wrasse,
Tuna and herring, mackerel or bass,
Lobsters and squid, oysters on ice,
Oh, isn’t eating ever so nice?

There are the vegetables, many and varied,
Frozen or par-boiled or pickled,
Salads served fresh can be so crispy,
Spaghetti, all shapes, noodles so wispy,
Root veg of all kinds whole or well diced,
Oh, isn’t eating ever so nice?

Cheeseboard and fruit, too many to name,
Gorgonzola, cheddar, feta and brie,
Apples and pears, plums or a peach,
Strawberries and cream, just within reach,
Juicy sweet melons, care for a slice?
Oh, isn’t eating ever so nice?

What about something to wash it all down?
Whatever your pleasure may be,
Fruit of the barley or of the vine,
A variety of ales and of good wine,
In moderation it’s not a vice,
Oh, isn’t drinking ever so nice.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wicklow Library Book Launch

Finally we got a few snaps from the Long Stone book launch that was held in Wicklow Library in September 2014.
There was a lovely 'write up' in the Wicklow People also.  A great night was had by all.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

So I've entered two competitions!

So from the title you will know by now that I have entered two poetry competitions! I found details of which on the Poetry Ireland website while I was researching a school competition my son wanted to know about. So I took the plunge and entered my poems 'I Close My Eyes' and 'Goodbye'. I entered one into the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize and the second in the Troubador International Poetry Prize. So fingers crossed! I am only a small bit competitive but 'Game on!'. See you Monday...  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Long Stone and Other Treasures

It's finally here.. our book launch ... well nearly here. Wednesday 10 September to be exact... at Wicklow Library ... from 6pm until 8pm. See you there.

Just a quick reminder that we will be meeting on Monday night 1 September to discuss the launch and then Writers will commence the new year on Monday 15 September 2014. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Long Stone and Other Treasure's Launch

The launch of our new anthology 'The Long Stone and Other Treasure's' will be Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Wicklow Library from 6p.m. to 8p.m. looking forward to it!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Finishing up for the Summer!

As we are closing for the Summer months, we had a final get together at the National Library of Ireland and were guided throughout  'The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats' Exhibition by a member of their staff. We were also treated to a viewing of the reading room upstairs in the Library where we could locate a copy of our previous publications! We concluded the outing with a lovely meal in the Dairy Restaurant, Phil Healy's Bar. This is where we met up with the other Members of the Wicklow Writers who could not make the earlier part of the day.
Our final Writers session was this evening and we hope to be active again on 1st September 2014. In the meantime, if you want to contact us or see what we're about please check out our facebook page or contact us via email.
Look out for our e-book, The Long Stone and Other Treasures due to be published soon.
In the meantime, have a great Summer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

COSMIC POETRY - Sunday 25 May 2014 at 12 noon

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Cosmic Poetry open mic poetry event this Sunday 25 May 2014 at 12 noon. Come Along, bring your friends and your poetry to the Cosmic Garden, An Tairseach Ecology Centre (beside Dominican College) and see what it's all about. This event is in connection with the Wicklow Arts Festival that is taking place in Wicklow town from Friday 23 May until 25 May. Looking forward to seeing you there.