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Painting by Dave Ellis

Painting by Dave Ellis

Peter Clarke


Triona Mc Morrow

12.11.2017 17:46

Belated Happy Birthday Peter!! The poem for your birthday written by your son in law is lovely and a great tribute to your family! T

Brendan Moran

28.09.2017 22:26

Have read your poems on Aoife. Can see the importance now for Margot and yourself of your 'little Meditteranean garden'. Memories last forever, the hurt not quite so long.


15.08.2017 20:53

Thank you Peter for sharing your intimate feelings and thoughts on "paper". Your poems about Aoife are particularly vivid, your pain is palpable. I found them frightening and moving.

Joanne Corbett

15.08.2017 13:19

Happy memories of Aoife running through the woods and jumping off the 'Chesser' flood my mind Peter

thank you for sharing


06.08.2017 07:19

Beautiful thoughts, words, poems. Thank you Peter. Opening our hearts.

Fiona Marion

04.08.2017 04:53

What powerful, beautiful words. It's so painful to read as I feel your loss but also miss her. She was a force of nature!

Leo S

01.08.2017 15:32

Peter, you found words where no words could be found
a way to relate when all relationship seemed gone
thinking of you and Margot today

Jane C

01.08.2017 10:33

'A Man and his Forest' captures a lifetime's passion, man joining with nature. I see you started your blog on July 4th, one of my favourite days. Thank you for sharing your pieces for Aoife today.


01.08.2017 08:21

Remember you and Margot describing your feelings on first seeing Aoife's painting. Heartbreaking and beautiful reading these poems Peter. Keep going x

Catherine Darker

31.07.2017 11:58

"I missed her since before she died" - this is haunting.

Mary M

30.07.2017 22:38

Visceral and beautiful. We get a very touching insight to your love and loss. Thank you Peter


30.07.2017 17:38

Was intrigued at your reminder of a much-admired Man and his Forest (July 18) making human space. Admire your strength today as you recall the hopeless desolation of the beach

Margaret Dromey

30.07.2017 16:15

Compliments on the ability to express the love/loss so eloquently? I am particularly conscious of Aoife’s loss at this time of year. The poignancy of Omaha/Portmarnock particularly striking.

Fíona K M

30.07.2017 13:42

Stunningly beautiful, Peter. I'm in tears here. My daughter turned 26 yesterday so your poem to Aoife really resonates. XX


30.07.2017 13:28

Thank you for sharing the Aoife poems Peter. The floodgates of grief reopen when reading them. I miss her. Love Clíodhna

Catherine Darker

20.07.2017 05:10

Love it so far Peter. The imagery of the change in seasons, change in light. The little boy with the fever is evocative. Keep writing and sharing!

Fiona K M

18.07.2017 19:21

Well done Peter! Love it. Keep writing...we have really enjoyed all your words to date!! X

melrona kirrane

18.07.2017 19:03

Thanks Peter - what a refreshing page to open - love your work xxx


18.07.2017 17:59

Thanks Peter & well done. Like the boy traipsing turf 'sod at a time' continue on your journey 'blog at a time'!


12.07.2017 09:17

great affirmative front page, image and music. Love the poems. Whatever inner cringing you may be doing your words are strong life recovery over illness. little boy carrying turf sods down garden


10.07.2017 09:16

Change is encouraging
Ranelagh road raises questions for me - mainly - which 3 year old in the western world would work themselves to illness these days?
Well done, blogger!


10.07.2017 12:42

Thanks Debra

John Pollock

10.07.2017 07:36

Well done you !
Out of the bushes and into the limelight.... looks like ''the end of the beginning'', Congrats


08.07.2017 11:13

Ohhh! Well done!

Much love


Latest comments

25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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