Poems in Poetry Corner

The weekly Poetry Corner section in the Clare Champion is a Clare Champion/Poetry Collective initiative which launched in the 28th October 2011 edition of the paper. The Poetry Collective has full editorial control over the poetic content by way of a four-person editorial panel drawn from members of the group. This is to ensure that a reasonable standard is maintained for the poems published.
To submit a poem or two to the editorial panel for consideration e-mail it to editorialpanel@clarepoets.com  with the poem in the body of the e-mail (no word documents please) with a short biographical note. There is a limit of 50 lines per item. You may submit more than one item but not more than three. E-mails with attachments will be binned! Please note that by submitting poems in this way you are declaring that the poems are your own work.

 

To date 229 poems have been published as follows:
Edition Poet Poem Lines
2017-07-28 Peter Kay Children of Life 6
2017-07-21 Mike Douse November 2010 32
2017-07-14 Patrick Stack Oh My Dark Rosaleen 9
2017-06-30 Karen J. McDonnell Origins 15
2017-06-09 Patrick Stack Grandma 15
2017-03-24 Dominic Lysaght Haiku with a Difference 15
2017-03-03 Martin Vernon Because of Love 20
2017-03-03 Martin Vernon Love Came Midwinter 24
2017-02-03 Karen J. McDonnell Looking for Nonie 24
2016-12-16 Mike Douse The Dog and The Homework 26
2016-12-02 Knute Skinner Smoke 20
2016-11-11 Peter Kay Children of Life 6
2016-11-04 Clare Sawtell Hallowe'en 21
2016-10-21 Mike Douse Did Che Guevara Visit Kilkee? 23
2016-10-07 Jinny Thomas Biddy Early 43
2016-09-09 Arthur Watson Love Among the Ruins 37
2016-09-02 Mary Ellen Fean Mariora 18
2016-08-26 Fred Johnston The Cartoon 22
2016-07-08 Mike Douse A Missive from the Poet's Mistress 20
2016-07-01 Patrick Stack Imagine 13
2016-06-24 Arthur Watson An Appeal from the Poet's Wife 20
2016-06-03 Martin Vernon Evening 18
2016-05-13 Gerry McDonnell Thoughts of a Homeless Man 51
2016-05-06 Arthur Watson Essential Garden Tools 12
2016-04-15 Ruth Marshall Threads 24
2016-04-08 Mary Ellen Fean The Women 17
2016-03-18 Mike Douse The Reckoning 42
2016-03-11 Erin Agee A Garden 20
2016-03-04 Brian Mooney Badgers 11
2016-02-26 Patrick Stack The Crash 31
2016-02-19 Arthur Watson The Candidate 39
2016-02-12 Knute Skinner Watching the Donald 10
2016-02-05 Ruth Marshall Instructions: Preparing for Dark Times 19
2016-01-22 Erin Agee Eve 14
2016-01-15 Brian Mooney The Uffington Horse 42
2015-12-04 Murdoch Lothian Cogito Ergo Sum 15
2015-11-20 Tom McElligott Bidding Goodnight 30
2015-11-13 Arthur Watson Hallowe'en Tryst 39
2015-10-30 Mike Douse Good Night 8
2015-10-23 Brian Mooney Autumn Love 25
2015-10-16 Karen J. McDonnell At Carraunroe 28
2015-10-02 Arthur Watson The Matador of Truth 10
2015-09-18 Mary Ellen Fean Fortress 21
2015-09-11 Brendan O'Beirne Poem for Imelda May 15
2015-08-28 Arthur Watson Transubstantiation 28
2015-08-21 Patrick Stack Expiration 8
2015-08-07 Mike Douse Words Can Start Fires 23
2015-07-31 Murdoch Lothian After Image 24
2015-07-24 Mary Ellen Fean The Beach at Lagarde 15
2015-07-10 Brian Mooney The Drowning 38
2015-07-03 Mike Douse Reliabilities 25
2015-06-26 Sinead Nic Sioda For Sylvia (corrected version) 17
2015-06-19 Ruth Marshall Poetry Knit Prayer 25
2015-06-12 Arthur Watson Swans in a Blizzard 15
2015-06-05 Martin Vernon Kilrush Co. Clare 20 Years Ago 47
2015-05-22 Sinead Nic Sioda For Sylvia 16
2015-05-08 Patrick Stack Dharma 8
2015-05-01 Edward O'Dwyer The Memory of It 33
2015-03-20 Arthur Watson Making Light 57
2015-03-06 Arthur Watson Sanctuary for Scapegoats 42
2015-02-27 Arthur Watson Heart-throb 29
2015-02-13 Patrick Stack Recollection 8
2015-02-06 Nicola Griffin Endings 12
2014-12-26 Arthur Watson A Heart within a Heart 28
2014-12-19 Susie Harty Summer Evening 24
2014-12-05 Tom McElligot Old Age Gestures 38
2014-11-28 Nicola Griffin Crossing Places 12
2014-11-14 Mary Ellen Fean All Souls 15
2014-10-31 Arthur Watson Why are witches? 36
2014-10-17 Sean Scully Last Meal 26
2014-10-10 Arthur Watson We Knew She Was A Witch For Sure! 36
2014-09-19 Caroline Bracken Done Deal 18
2014-09-12 Mike Douse In Memoriam 31
2014-09-05 Mary Madec If Salt Loses Its Taste 28
2014-08-29 Mari Maxwell Tuam Elegy 33
2014-08-22 Doireann Ni Ghriofa Grit 14
2014-08-15 Arthur Watson For the Time Being 26
2014-08-08 Sean Scully Sunset on the Moors 21
2014-08-01 Mike Douse Poem in Puntland 38
2014-07-25 Caroline Bracken Galtee Mountain Girl 24
2014-07-18 Brian Mooney The Drowning 38
2014-06-20 Karen J. McDonnell Lady of Title Lunatic 20
2014-05-23 Arthur Watson The Party Animal 37
2014-05-09 Patrick Stack The Dance is Wild 5
2014-05-02 Doireann Ni Ghriofa Summer, 1955 11
2014-04-18 Martin Vernon Post Office Field, Ennis 31
2014-04-11 Mary Ellen Fean Derry 1972 20
2014-04-04 Mike Douse Some Father's Son 36
2014-03-28 Arthur Watson A Blow-in on St Patrick's Day 44
2014-03-21 Eve Golden Woods Silvermines 36
2014-03-14 Mary Ellen Fean Storm Damage 22
2014-03-07 Patrick Stack In Ganymede 25
2014-02-28 Arthur Watson The Rooks of Ennistymon 12
2014-02-21 Donald Gardner The Glittering Sea 24
2014-02-14 Arthur Watson The Celebrants 14
2014-02-07 Karen J. McDonnell Excavations at the Temple 24
2014-01-31 Eve Golden Woods Winter '06 45
2014-01-24 Fred Johnston Insult 12
2014-01-24 Fred Johnston What Governs Us 18
2014-01-10 Arthur Watson The Christmas Tree's Message to Man 42
2013-12-13 Knute Skinner A Useful Bench 29
2013-12-06 Eve Golden Woods Autumn in the Green 26
2013-11-29 Mike Douse Great-Uncle Arthur and the Blitz 12
2013-11-22 Patrick Stack Healing 24
2013-11-15 Arthur Watson Strangers in the Night 23
2013-11-08 Dominic Lysaght Home Is Where the Heart Is 13
2013-11-01 Mary Ellen Fean Arrow 15
2013-10-25 Mike Douse Acceptance 16
2013-10-18 Brendan O'Beirne Lyric No. 9 14
2013-10-18 Brendan O'Beirne Lost in November Rains 12
2013-10-11 Arthur Watson Postscript to 'The Commutation' 14
2013-10-11 Arthur Watson The Commutation 12
2013-10-04 Frank Golden Poetry is a Blood Sport 26
2013-09-27 Karen J. McDonnell Annie (For Annie McCarrick) 25
2013-09-27 Karen J. McDonnell In Memoriam (On the death of Seamus Heaney) 3
2013-09-20 Noel Mulqueen Road to Tory Pier 17
2013-09-13 Patrick Stack Lament for Viking Dublin 9
2013-09-13 Patrick Stack "The sadness of evening is upon me" 7
2013-08-30 Martin Vernon Playing God 12
2013-08-30 Martin Vernon Lying Fallow 25
2013-08-23 Arthur Watson The Power of Speech 9
2013-08-23 Arthur Watson To Come of Age 15
2013-08-23 Arthur Watson Change 12
2013-08-09 Ines Bouhannani Pieta 21
2013-07-26 Knute Skinner Rain Today 12
2013-07-26 Knute Skinner Curtain Time 28
2013-07-19 Peter Kay Moves in the Air 36
2013-06-28 Patrick Stack The Parting 24
2013-06-21 Arthur Watson Un 16
2013-06-07 Mike Douse Second Childhood 28
2013-05-31 Z.G. Tomaszewski Heron 15
2013-05-10 Joe Healy Rhythm of the Scythe 32
2013-05-03 Mary Ellen Fean Student Jailed for Reading Poem 24
2013-04-19 Claire Saalbach Closed Minds 12
2013-04-19 Claire Saalbach Holding My Tongue 6
2013-04-12 Patrick Stack Pantoum 28
2013-04-05 Frank Golden The Men of Clare Now Drink Their Porter on the Palisades 27
2013-03-22 Mike Douse Buried Truths 21
2013-03-15 Martin Vernon Creativity 21
2013-03-08 Jinny Thomas Spider 15
2013-03-08 Jinny Thomas Cabbage 19
2013-03-01 Brian Mooney extract from The Caoineadh Revisited 28
2013-02-22 Doireann Ní Ghríofa Jigsaw 26
2013-02-22 Doireann Ní Ghríofa Póigín Gréine 6
2013-02-22 Doireann Ní Ghríofa Freckle 8
2013-02-15 Brian Mooney Ravens 25
2013-02-15 Arthur Watson J.C. in Jerusalem S.W. 3. Circa 30 AD. 12
2013-02-15 Arthur Watson Smoking 22
2013-02-08 Mike Douse Our Constitution 44
2013-02-01 Clare Sawtell Lament 11
2013-01-25 Frank Golden The Flaggy Shore 14
2013-01-18 Máire Caomhánach Ballad 21
2013-01-18 Máire Caomhánach Composition 24
2013-01-11 Charlotte Murphy The Nursing Home 17
2012-12-21 Mike Douse Escape Claus 16
2012-12-14 Thomas Moloney My Dad's Leaving 24
2012-12-07 Mary Ellen Fean Laundry Days 21
2012-11-23 Charlene Bennett Evanescence 7
2012-11-16 Joe Cronin A House I Lived In 14
2012-11-16 Peter Kay Crucifixion Aerodrome 14
2012-11-09 Patrick Stack Song for Tibet 17
2012-11-02 Arthur Watson Halloween Witch Hazel 20
2012-10-26 Mary Ellen Fean Spanish Holiday 23
2012-10-19 Donald Gardner Bicycle On Ice 37
2012-10-12 Fred Johnston Railway Station at Callac 20
2012-10-05 Martin Vernon Things Are Tough At The Moment 50
2012-09-28 Mike Douse Icon 25
2012-09-21 Charlene Bennett Mirror 6
2012-09-14 Tim McMahon Frankel 11
2012-08-31 Brendan O'Beirne Patrick Kavanagh - A tribute 8
2012-08-31 Brendan O'Beirne Rebirth 12
2012-08-17 Noel Harrington downhill 34
2012-08-10 Peter Kay The Great Wall 24
2012-07-27 Patrick Stack Embrace 17
2012-07-27 Patrick Stack Ordeal 7
2012-07-20 Dominic Lysaght Strawberry Serenade 27
2012-07-13 Fred Johnston The Village Women 14
2012-07-06 Arthur Watson Silent Witnesses 35
2012-06-29 Patrick Boyle To Know About Love 15
2012-06-22 Brendan O'Beirne Lyric No. 3 17
2012-06-15 Mary Ellen Fean Che 21
2012-06-01 Dominic Lysaght Gluttony 28
2012-05-25 Martin Guilfoyle A Quietness of Friends 18
2012-05-11 John McGrath Greene's Bar - Wednesday Night 20
2012-05-04 Patrick Stack Dog Burial 29
2012-04-27 Brendan O'Beirne Lyric No. 12 17
2012-04-20 Arthur Watson Spirit Store 26
2012-04-20 Arthur Watson Warmest Love 23
2012-04-13 Peter Kay Before You Go 5
2012-04-13 Peter Kay The Triumph of Experience over Enthusiasm 4
2012-04-13 Peter Kay April in Ennis 30
2012-04-06 Dominic Lysaght Economic Psycho 18
2012-03-30 Fred Johnston Watching Horses 15
2012-03-30 Fred Johnston Crève-Coeur 14
2012-03-30 Fred Johnston Heartbreak 12
2012-03-23 Clare Sawtell Sheeptrack 45
2012-03-16 Noel Mulqueen Crab-Apple Tree 17
2012-03-09 Joe Healy Steps of Lahinch 23
2012-03-02 Brian Mooney Flute Player 30
2012-02-24 Patrick Stack On Being Stood Up 17
2012-02-24 Patrick Stack Valentine Bouquet 5
2012-02-17 Teri Murray A Requiem for Brendan O'Beirne 31
2012-02-03 John Pinschmidt Villanelle: Verses Versus the Void 19
2012-02-03 John Pinschmidt Before We Disappear 19
2012-01-27 Arthur Watson Slugs Mating 15
2012-01-27 Arthur Watson Preparing For Winter 17
2012-01-20 Grace Wells February 8
2012-01-20 Grace Wells Five Years 11
2012-01-13 Noel Mulqueen Micro-physics 22
2012-01-06 Peter Kay Jetsam 32
2012-01-06 Peter Kay Hosing down the Pigs 18
2011-12-23 Mary Ellen Fean Mornings 20
2011-12-23 Mary Ellen Fean Daddy's Girl 19
2011-12-16 Noel Harrington Apology to Teenagers 42
2011-12-09 Arthur Watson Something 47
2011-12-02 Patrick Stack Socializing 9
2011-12-02 Patrick Stack Town and Country 12
2011-12-02 Patrick Stack Donaghmore Beach July 1984 11
2011-12-02 Patrick Stack "As deer move..." 4
2011-11-25 Karen J. McDonnell Can Do Poetry 30
2011-11-25 Karen J. McDonnell Porridged 3
2011-11-18 Edward O'Dwyer Mostly for You 32
2011-11-11 Brian Mooney Catkins 21
2011-11-11 Brian Mooney Autumn Love 25
2011-11-04 Fred Johnston Cantique pour la Fête de Sainte-Cécile / Canticle for Saint Cecelia's Day 7
2011-11-04 Fred Johnston Aux Yeux Bandés / Blindfolded 10
2011-10-28 Arthur Watson Burnt Offering 16
2011-10-28 Peter Kay To a Poet 0
2011-10-28 Patrick Stack Samhain 11