“Observant Observings is Marie Hanna Curran’s first poetry collection. It’s a book of noticing, observing behavior, questioning routine and redefining the banal. Each poem encourages the reader to pause, listen, inspect. Traits so often overlooked in life. Observant Observings is comprised of five sections, which speak to aspects of nature, everyday objects, the four seasons, time past and present and people in social situations.
Marie Hanna Curran holds a degree in Equine Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland and lives in rural Galway with her husband and many wild birds. Due to illness she is currently housebound, however, ME/CFS doesn’t stop her writing. She believes writing is soul food and such food must be shared. Two of her poems appeared in The Galway Review and seven pieces of work weaved their way between the pages of the published anthology: Poems from Conflicted Hearts (Tayen Lane Publishing 2014). Her articles concerning illness and anti-bullying were published in Irish Newspapers and her feature against bullying was read on radio.”
– An Excerpt from Observant Observings (Due for release Sept 1st) –
There were hundreds of them
Strung out across the barbed-
Wire fence. As if sculpted,
Crafted by ghosts, seen only
When the sun angled the morn,
Each white web echoing back
That first light, Illuminated,
Touched by a sun once hidden
By night. And for that moment,
Each leg crafted spider web
Showed itself off, like Newgrange
On the summer solstice
Before the world clocked passed dawn,
And the ghosts hid themselves
In the plainest of sight.
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Thanks to BIlli Joy Carson for posting this information re my upcoming book launch! Hope to see some of you there and for those busy saving the world, ill update you in coming posts!