‘Songs of the the Sea’ by Eleanor Hooker

Songs of the Sea At Kilmore town ancient carols are sung, legend says the sea will drown their town. Casting stones into the sea is wrong, storm-crested waves drag silent sail down. Legend says the sea will drown their town, a silver coin beneath the mast brings luck. Storm crested waves drag silent sail down, church bells sound when sinking ships are struck, A silver … Continue reading ‘Songs of the the Sea’ by Eleanor Hooker

‘L’Esprit de l’Escalier’ by Fiona Larkin

L’Esprit de l’Escalier I’m virtually bilingual. My adopted tongue’s l’esprit de l’escalier, belated repartee. My adopted tongue’s effortlessly en retard, belated repartee spins a fluent ghost. Effortlessly en retard, my next riposte’s a wraith, another fluent ghost, she whispers down the hall. My next riposte’s a wraith, she twirls around the newel, she whispers down the hall and flicks her phantom cloak. She twirls around … Continue reading ‘L’Esprit de l’Escalier’ by Fiona Larkin