Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Remembering Eleanor Rigby

Since childhood, her habit had been to draw a bristle brush through her long, now silver-grey hair. ‘One hundred strokes every day keeps your hair a healthy way,’ she muttered … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 7 Comments

On neglect and silence!

Do not pass this way, my friend, do not look this way or send your muted thoughts of sympathy for all that has become of me; for I am ghost … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 10 Comments

In old age…

re-tire me, lose me, in rubber sea, cannot move, cannot be, my destiny, discarded be, on scrap-heap’s floor, cast adrift as toxic waste, of use no more, though far I … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 12 Comments

Between Gratitude and Despair!

When the road is long, and the way is fraught with hardship, do we remember gratitude? It is difficult when hardship, loss and misery make us despair. Despair is a … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 10 Comments

Thinking Versus Feeling!

Time to put on my “Doctor” hat again and invite you to talk about feelings…This week, I want to raise the issue of thinking versus feeling… Does your partner profess to being … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 21 Comments

Do You Cry?

Do you struggle to let go of things that hurt you? Try crying! Crying is nature’s inner cleansing process. Tears are literally the way in which we cathart our sorrow … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 34 Comments