Tuesday March 6, 2012

Ronnie McGinn's Poetry Page

If you have a poem you'd like to see published in The Irish Examiner then send it to:

The Poetry Corner
The Irish Examiner USA
1040 Jackson Avenue, Third Floor
Long Island City
NY 11101

or, preferably, you can email it direct to

If possible keep your poem to 20 lines. You may choose any subject you like, in any form you like as long as it's original. We look forward to hearing from you.

With the traditional spirit of St Patrick's Day in mind, Danielle Morgan sent us this week's touching poem written by her grandmother Ellen Rush.

Ellen a Writer, Poet, Singer, and Lyricist is a native of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Ellen graduated Magnum Cum Laude from CUNY Lehman in the Bronx where she tutored in the Writing Center for nine years.

She was also an Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College for three years, specializing in Essay Writing for in-coming Freshman.

She has been a member of the Fordham Alumni since 1982.

Queen of the Sod

Resting in the sod of an Irish Bog,
Draped in a mantle of green,
The Shamrock, the emblem of Eire,
She reigns like and emerald Queen.
The dewdrops of each new dawn
Are like tears of sorrow.
Cascading down her three green leaves,
It's for Ireland's martyrs, her
Children and a Lasting Peace,
That she quietly grieves.

© Ellen B. Rush

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