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Siobhán Daffy

Siobhán Daffy is based in the Glenasmole Valley, Dublin. Amongst other places, her poems have appeared in The Sunday Tribune – New Irish Writing, THE SHOp Magazine, West 47 and in two anthologies of emerging Dublin poets, Night and Day and County Lines edited by Dermot Bolger. Siobhán is interested in poetry as a spoken art form and performs her poems accompanied by percussion and ngoni African harp. She performs regularly in Dublin and Wicklow. She is working on her first collection and CD.

 

 

 

Kiss

 

We take the path through St. Anne’s,
past the angel who drops a blossom on our
bended heads as we lower ourselves over the wall.

Past the long gone folk who wink at us
in their dreams. They whip up a wind
to set the leaves dancing.

Under the blackthorn arch,
squeeze through the broken gate
and come out on the path.

When we did this for the first time
did you know that I would
recognise the angel?

That our first kiss would happen
on the wall?
our second on the bench

which nature eats at day by day?
Soon it will fall away
and no plaque remains to say,

this is the place we set love free,
where I sat for the first time
on your knee.

©2009 Siobhán Daffy

 

Author Links

Rhythminc- Daffy's drumming and workshop website

Siobhán Daffy's teaching profile at The Naked Voice

 

 

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