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Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

An Anthology of Poems from DOGHOUSE Poets

Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE Details:

Published: June 2013
ISBN:       978-0-9572073-9-4

Sample piece from Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

Waiting on the Queen, May 2012

Her majesty
has me waiting
static behind a wheel
going nowhere in No-Man's-Land
somewhere between Newbridge and Naas.

There are three lines of sardined lanes
bumper to bumper traffic,
farting fumes
(excuse me your majesty)
with drivers bellowing purple smoke.

An ambulance
chances the median,
its blue roof lights
flickering and flashing,
minus the siren
in reverent silence for HRH.

On my left is full field of rape
flack-jacket yellow;
a sort of warning
to tread softly,
be patient.
Somewhere ahead on my right
the Queen is just passing by.

We await her majesty's amnesty.

– by Mae Leonard

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Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

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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

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Via Crucis

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No Place Like It

The Moon Canoe

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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

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