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Amy Barry

Amy Barry writes poems and short stories.  Her work has been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad. Her poems have aired in Australia, Canada and Ireland. Amy recently organised “An Evening of Poetry & Music” at the Dean Crowe in Athlone. The event featured local and international poets from England, Canada, USA and India who read via video and Skype link. Poets from Fermoy, Connemara, Dublin and Donegal also attended and read. This was Amy’s second successful collaboration with the Dean Crowe Theatre, to enhance and promote Athlone, a backdrop of poetry and music.

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Trampoline

 

I jumped, my head

held high eyeing horizons,

my knees wrapped tightly

against my chest,

smelling the sweetness of

Moynure fresh air.

 

There in the distance

past the stone wall,

stood my neighbour's white gable,

rising to the blue skyline and

balconies covered with pots

of bright flowers.

 

Across the road,

Mary staring at the people passing by,

nodding every now and then,

her long skirt fluttering in the breeze.

And for just this moment,

Paul’s horse galloping

in a cleared field

in slow motion.

 

Where the tall branches leaned,

frowning at a familiar presence,

the bright green algae,

that gripped my roof,

that needed cleaning.

And I landed one last time,

gently surrendering into calm.

         

Gazing at the sky until

the layers of blue turned pink,

reminding myself,

I had an entire summer

to get to know him.

 

 

 

 

©2014 Amy Barry

 

 

Author Links

 

Borneo Petals: Amy Barry's blog

'A Bus Ride Up The Himalayan Peaks': poem by Amy Barry

Several poems by Amy Barry at Madswirl

 

 

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