Book launch, Fermenting

Launch of my tenth poetry book Fermenting
by singer/songwriter John Dengate,
2pm, Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown St., Newtown 2042, Saturday 10th November, '07

Newtown Festival, poetry reading

1:08pm Fri. November 9th

I'm doing a poetry reading in the Writers' Tent, run by Better Read than Dead, at Newtown Festival, Sunday 11th November, '07

Four Poems from the Aran Islands

Currahgs, *
small black beetles,
hang
upside down
on the ocean,
as it slides
gently
off the world,
into the setting sun.

2
The Curragh
sliding
off the sea,
rises easy
then lies
still &
black
caught
in the grey
silence of sand.

3
Curraghs
burrow
into the sand
to sleep,
arse up
hunched
against
the long
black winds
of night.

4
And they dream
the dark
dream
of whales
before
uncurling
onto
the newly
swept
sands
of day.

*Curragh - small coracle used off the west coast of Ireland - manned by two or three men.


Photo by Russ Hermann

About Colleen

Colleen Z  Burke, award winning poet and author, has had numerous books published including ten poetry books.  She has also published a biography of Australian poet Marie E.J. Pitt, Doherty's Corner and is co-editor of The Turning Wave - Poems and Songs of Irish Australia.   More