Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford is currently celebrating the 1500th anniversary of its foundation in 510AD. As part of the anniversary celebrations, local newspaper the Enniscorthy Echo will feature a weekly poetry column, entitled Scalderverse.
I was delighted that my poem 'Heirlooms' has been picked for publication in the Enniscorthy Echo now celebrating it's 1500th anniversary.
My mother now deceased was Mary Sullivan and lived in a small row of houses at Vinegar Hill before moving to Wexford town and then North. At a young age I read through her old Irish ballad books that she had collected; many began as poems which started stirring poetry in myself. This poem was inspired by a Willow patterned plate she recieved from her mother I now have it and it sits pride of place, so it thrilled me no end to have this published in her home town newspaper.
If willow patterned plates could talk
the stories they would hold
given from mother to mother
words ingrained on the soul.
It would carry tears of an uprising
from the home at Vinegar Hill
‘Basket women’ some called them
mopping their men’s blood spill.
They too became fighting women
took all sorts to the men in the fields
hidden in wicker baskets
on the bars of their bicycle wheels.
It sits with friends in the hallway
the pattern now faded to grey
almost a century come Easter
with a life time of tales to convey.
- Aine MacAodha
- Omagh, North Ireland, Ireland
- Writer/poet,avid photographer with a great interest in Celtic Myths, Mysticism, crystal healing, orbs in photography, Chemtrails, the sky above and the beauty in the Irish landscape . I live in Omagh North of Ireland where the Sperrin Mountains are my inspiration in any season. I have three poetry books published titled 'Where the Three Rivers Meet' and 'Guth An Anam ~Voice of The Soul and my latest Published by Lapwing Press Belfast, 'Landscape of self'~ You can find my links at top of my blog.
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