Tuesday, 29 June 2021

A Perceptive Poem by Margaret Kiernan


Whitecoats in Cornwall

G-7 summit, June 2021


Signpost’s bend in wind

Hand signalled regulation,

Do they take risks? The great seven


Arrive at Cornwall’s parched Eden

The regal cake sliced, with a sabre,

When Joe met Boris, did the fields pulse?


Between dirt and the astrology of stars

Anglo-Saxon worlds are now called

to answer for capitalists’ moral standards.


Sieve the tides clean, that patriarchal house full of rooms,

perspectives from those windows, environmental or social,

rarely equal. Angels and Devils scorched hell.


Macron calls, in lingua franca, for a stronger house,

Europe, if not an object, could speak Mandarin

bring the bacon to Brussels . Soothe that dragon.


While the media clamour, collude, over red dresses

Or whitecoats , swirled mist from the Atlantic drifts in.

Will corn fields burn after the grain is collected?

Margaret Kiernan writes fiction, non-fiction essay, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published in e-book, in anthology collections, and literary journals and magazines - including, Black-lion Press, Pendemic.ie journal-C19 collection , archived at University College Dublin, The Blue Nib Lit-Journal , The Write Life Magazine, Unity Global Festival, Vox Galvia at the Galway Advertiser, A New Ulster Literary Press, The Burrow Lit. Journal, Poet-Head.Wordpress.com, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, The Galway Review and The Irish Canadian Cultural Newsmagazine, New Brunswick.

She writes with Over the Edge, Thursday writing/reading group at Galway Arts Centre, and, Ox Mountain Poets, Sligo.

She is listed in the Index of Contemporary Women Poets in Ireland, 2020. 

She holds several Educational qualifications, Including a Degree in Arts in Humanities, from Sligo IT.

Her background is in Advocacy in Human and Social Rights.

Margaret has completed numerous courses and workshops in writing, for prose and poetry.

Tutors in poetry includes, Annemarie Ni Churainn, Martin Dyer, Colm Keegan, Monica Corish, Moyra Donaldson, Noel Monahan, Kevin Higgins.

Tutors in prose includes, Claire Allan, Anne McMaster, Conor Kostick, Carlo Gebler, Malacai O’Doherty, Jan Carson, Ciara Doorley.

Margaret has four grown-up children. She lives in Westmeath with her dog Molly. She is a landscape painter. Is into Nature, walking, gardening, music, and heritage. She is working towards a First collection in Poetry.

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