Poetry Month with Paula Meehan

It’s our favourite month of the year: April!
…also known as National Poetry Month.
Our campus stalls have already been graced with “potty poetry,” and we will continue celebrating online by posting even more poetry than usual.
To start with, here is an enlightening poem about changing times and weary souls.

mountain_at_night-t2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nomad Heart
by Paula Meehan from Painting Rain

for Kevin Page

Sometimes looking to the cold wintry stars
you can feel the planet move as it whirls
in the flux of the galaxy, the whole
path of the milky way buzzing like a hive.

They say it’s better to journey than arrive—
halting being the usual rigmarole
of move-along-shift.  Sometimes the soul
just craves a place to rest, safe from earthly wars.

The city lights come on in twos and threes
and leaves are freezing hard in mucky pools,
cars are stuck in jams or droning home.

If we’re not brought to our knees, we’ll fall to our knees
in thanks, in praise, in trust, in hope—the rule
of law mapped clear on heaven’s ample dome.

 

About these ads

About wfupress

Wake Forest University Press was founded in 1976 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Exclusively publishing Irish poetry, we are a small academic press and the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. We still reside in Winston-Salem as a part of Wake Forest University, and continue to publish culturally-rich literature.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Poetry Month with Paula Meehan

  1. Christine says:

    It’s ann awesome article iin support of all the online people; they will tske
    advantage from it I am sure.

  2. sensex says:

    Does your site haave a contact page? I’m having a tough
    time loocating itt but, I’d like to send you an e-mail.
    I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  3. I think that what you published made a lot of sense. However, what about this?
    suppose you were to write a awesome headline? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to
    run yourr blog, bbut what if yoou added a post title that
    makes people wanjt more? I mean Poetry Month with Paula Meehan | Wake: Up to Poetry is kinda vanilla.

    Yoou might glance att Yahoo’s home paage and note how they create article titles to grab people to click.
    You might add a related video or a related picture or two to get readers
    excited about what you’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it might make yyour werbsite
    a little bit more interesting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s