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By Barbara Smith


Kairos Details:

Published: September 2007
ISBN:       978-0-9552003-8-0

Sample piece from Kairos

Standing Stone

Cuchulainn's eyes saw only war;
his mistress's: blood and death.
Blind he was to the charms of youth;
his own youth founded in gore-lust.

Here stands the fairest Findbhair,
a daughter of Scorn and Scathe
sent to appease or to recompense Ferdia,
a trick in the pale morning light.

For her mother's ruse and her trouble
she was cursed by luck to be set
ageless to the wheel of the skies,
heedless beyond the world's ken.

Other Publications by DOGHOUSE

Flames of Light

Strange Familiar

Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

The Sear of Wounds

Bamboo Dreams

Slow Mysteries

Outward and Return

The Angels' Share

Asking for Directions

Rus in Urbe

Meeting Mona Lisa

Watching Clouds

Notes Towards a Love Song

Between the Lines

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

Via Crucis

Capering Moons

Where the Music Comes From

No Place Like It

The Moon Canoe

An Exaltation of Starlings

Crossroads - Folklore from Kerry

Touching Stones

Arthur O'Leary & Arthur Sullivan
Musical Journeys from Kerry to the Heart of Victorian England

Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea

Canals of memory

New Room Windows

Down The Sunlit Hall


Lifetimes - Folklore from Kerry

Planting a Mouth

Morning at Mount Ring

A Bone In My Throat

PULSE - Writings on Sliabh Luachra

Whales off the Coast Of My Bed

The Moon's Daughter

The DOGHOUSE Book of Ballad Poems

I Met A Man...

The Waiting Room

Apples in Winter



Shadows Bloom

Both Sides Now

Loose Head

Song of the Midnight Fox

Heart of Kerry