Venus and the moon

Slender crescent moon Meets bright Venus in the west Love over Cape Clear

Silent Sunday

Field of trees

My personal reflection on how one tree captured my interest, respect and love has appeared in the Irish Examiner. This tree has been part of my daily walks for the past sixteen years.… Continue reading

Together Apart – Haiku from a locked down Sherkin Island

A city dweller Honeysuckled by nature Sherkin’s lanes await Haiku by Patsy Atkinson I was on the national airwaves this morning, chatting to Damien O’ Reilly on RTE’s Countrywide programme about a beautiful… Continue reading

Sherkin Island community art exhibition

Despite the challenges of Covid19,  I am delighted to report that Sherkin Island’s annual community art exhibition has gone ahead and is currently running until 23rd August. On in the Community Hall on… Continue reading

The Silence

The Silence The words of many, inspired by the haunting images of Rob O’ Connor, taken on one night in Cork City during lockdown. I’m feeling honoured to have my three Haikus included… Continue reading

Wild summer

The road home

It’s only two hours away. A car journey westwards, followed by a ten minute ferry across Baltimore Harbour. Not very far at all, really. But Covid-19 restrictions have placed Sherkin Island a million… Continue reading

Weekend Writing Prompt #129: Twilight

Day suspended, Paused like a soft intake of breath. Blushing and glowing with pride as she cherishes the hours, the minutes, the seconds and the millions of lost moments that will never be… Continue reading

Silent Sunday