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Best of Irish Poetry 2009
Best of Irish Poetry 2010

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Songs of Earth and Light

Songs of Earth and Light
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STEPHEN SHIELDS

 

 

Stephen Shields

Stephen Shields lives in Athenry, County Galway. His work has been published widely in Ireland and the UK in publications such as The SHOp, West 47/ Cuirt Annual, Crannog, AGENDA, Envoi and Equinox among others. A series of his Haiku is available online in Equinox Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve, Tiaquin Bog

 

At Tiaquin, the grass

had failed to skeletons.

 

The only leaves were ivy

and a glazed barren holly.

 

The sun cooled, flushed again,

then birds piped, hidden in the trees.

 

They flagged contests of survival,

encoded the mystery of birth.

 

©2009 Stephen Shields

 

Author Links

Shields's haiku series at Equinox

Shields at Baffle Poetry Group

'Parapluie', a Shield poem in Crannog magazine

 

 

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