Pendemic – 30/07/20

Thrilled to have a poem Isolation published in Pendemic!
The Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library is to preserve this incredible archive of social history.
Pendemic was featured in THE IRISH TIMES 30/04/20 and several of the poems read on RTÉ’s Poetry Programme 01/06/20!
Thank you so much Niall McArdle, Joy Redmond, Liz Quirke and Ruth McKee!
This poem was first published in ‘The Silence’ a Cobh based project 25/06/20.

The Silence – 27/06/2020

Thrilled to have a poem ‘Isolation‘ published in The Silence. This is a Cobh based, beautifully presented project of 45 writers, artists, photographers invited to write, themed on Rob O’Connor’s haunting photography of empty streets of Cork City in these unprecedented times. Many thanks to Pat Carroll for your invitation, hard work and dedication – Art In Many Forms.

Isolation

On Patrick Street, silence weaves between pavement cracks,

surrenders to white lines we are told to stand behind.

From a second story window my eyes trace the skyline,

empty light and concrete stare back at me

and I feel like a caged bird………..

https://thesilence2020.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/linda-ibbotson

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