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.  The 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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