Walked and kept walking

April 15, 2011

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Walked and kept walking
till I saw turnstones
feeding in soft
sunlight falling
on an empty shore.
So I waited there.

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[This was originally a tweet in the heel of winter; it wasn’t meant to become a lazy poem. To make it up to you, there are more birds here.]


In praise of cormorants

October 9, 2009

This sculpture by John Coll is one of my favourite pieces of street art in Galway. Anyone who has spent time in the city will appreciate the iconographic status of the resident cormorants drying their wings in the Atlantic breezes. (Sometimes the sun even comes out to help.)

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Stan Carey - cormorant 1 - sculpture by John Coll, Galway

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Stan Carey - cormorant 2, Galway

[Click for more cormorants]