We're delighted to present our Poem Of The Day, presented in association with Poetry Ireland.
Today's poem is Another Home by Frank Farrelly - read it below.
Roslevin: the huge oak,
sinews tough as rope you'd pull
to moor a masted ship,
the walled garden, the portico,
the wood beside the railway heading west
to Galway and beyond.
Our dog was in her element,
barked with joy until her throat
went silent as the cloud above
the house now was ours.
My father kissed my mother’s brow,
her eyes wide, incredulous.
She hugged me to her cotton frock.
I felt the words she burned to say -
knew they were inadequate.
We are here. This is home,
at least until they phoned to say
we have to pack, move again.
About the Poet: Frank Farrelly is from Waterford. His poems have been widely published. He won the inaugural Rush Poetry Prize and was runner up in the Doolin Prize, North West Words and Poets Meet Politics. He published a chapbook, Close To Home, in 2017, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2019.