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© Vivienne Kearns

One of the exciting and rewarding aspects of being in a writers’ group is the community projects in which you can become involved. Looking back at 2015 it was a great opportunity to be included in ‘Circle & Square,’ a collection of short stories and poems, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Square shopping centre in Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.

The publication was edited by Eileen Casey and was published by Fiery Arrow Press. The collection includes a host of acclaimed writers such as Dermot Bolger, Paula Meehan, Mia Gallagher, Ferdia McAnna, Geraldine Mills, Martin Dyar, Mary Guckian, Louise Phillips and Kevin Power, as well as members of the Platform One writers’ group. ‘Circle & Square’ is available for sale at Easons in The Square, Tallaght. 

Circe & Square

My poem “Cinema Night” was included in the anthology.

Cinema Night

(i)

She sits and waits and thinks of things to do.
What and why and how to say.

Her coffee, black and strong,
reels a swirl of abstract rhythm.

A paper ticket lies hidden in her pocket,
she scans his look for expectation,

then smiles and thinks of things to do.
What and why and how to say.

(ii)

She sits and waits and thinks of things to do.
What and why and how to say.

Her coffee, black and strong,
swirls a reel of abstract rhythm.

A paper ticket lies hidden in her pocket.
Time fades her hope of brief liaison.

She stands and scans the foyer
and thinks to do of things.
How and what and why to say.

© Vivienne Kearns