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We celebrated Poetry Day Ireland through a fun, but thought-provoking, activity, ‘PoetTree’: students from the Junior and Secondary Schools were encouraged to write out a line of poetry, short poem, song lyric or prayer relating to the theme of time and hang it from a tree or bush in their garden or a nearby green area, or even a houseplant indoors. We had some beautiful and creative picture submissions from this activity… enjoy!

In Memoriam

Julianna in 1st Year wrote this ‘time’ poem in memory of her cousin Marion who sadly passed away this week. May she rest in peace. 

We also dedicated National Poetry Day to Eavan Boland, one of Dublin’s, and Ireland’s, greatest poets, who passed away on Monday April 27th, aged 75.

This Moment

A neighbourhood.

At dusk.

Things are getting ready

to happen

out of sight.

Stars and moths.

And rinds slanting around fruit.

But not yet.

One tree is black.

One window is yellow as butter.

A woman leans down to catch a child

who has run into her arms

this moment.

Stars rise.

Moths flutter.

Apples sweeten in the dark.

—Eavan Boland