Bagger island has been released.

My latest book in the Conor and Anne trilogy has been released. It is available at Amazon or on Kindle.   Chapter 8   The cackling voices of fast flying puffins disturbed the morning scene as they approached the high cliffs on Bagger Island and began to descend onto the soft tufts of grass. ┬áThe comical birds returned from a fishing trip and were getting ready for their last few weeks of habitation on the island before going back out...

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An Aran poem.

A smoke in Aran   Background grumbling Brings closer words around me. A slow stream of familiar scent From plug tobacco packed loosely in a pipe.   I turn to see this silent silhouette Swaying slowly at the bar. Aran jersey pulled, blue colored, Under a grease stained jacket.   Another sip of the black stuff. Another puff on the pipe Anchored by well-worn teeth In a salt-cured face.   Nicotine stained fingers press tightly On...

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Eyes in the Wood.

Eyes in the Wood. Someone said to go there. To walk down the tree-lined lane And enter the moss covered passageway Of beech and hazel. Deeper now with thicker moss beneath my feet, I step back into the past, And wonder whose steps I have followed Into the darkening shadows. Silence is everywhere. Moss covered and listening always To my next step back in time, Where night creatures roam about. I step around a lordly beech, A master of this...

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