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When Leaves Were Turning
About the Author
W.G. Mc Neice was born in Castle island, Co. Kerry in 1930 and worked with a local authority in Tralee before transferring to Bray, Co. Wicklow in 1972.
His poetry has been published in magazines and newspapers here and in England, including the Times Literary Supplement, New Irish Writing and many others.
He was won a number of prizes at the Listowel Writers’ Week in the past and has received many commendations for his poetry also.
He is now retired and lives with his family in Bray.
About the Book:
Volume of selected poems.
When Leaves were turning
She came when leaves were turning
And the year was in decline;
She said: The season is in mourning
For the ancient kings of Laighin.
Strange ships are on the water,
I have seen them in a dream;
And fear for the kingdom of my father,
And what may befall him.
I saw the teardrops in her eyes
But not the vision they were screening;
I comforted with words and lies,
And were there ships there intervening
I would have cut them down to size.
She said: I heard the banshee keening.