The Statue in Cloughjordan

by Amy Abdullah Barry

At sunset
in an eco-village town Cloughjordan,
I watch, transfixed,
sunlight leap
on the statue of a national hero,
teacher and poet

In the dazzling sunlight
Thomas MacDonagh
stares back at me
from the far past

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. This poem was composed in Poetry as Commemoration workshops held at the Thomas MacDonagh Museum on 20th and 21st of September, 2023. The workshops were led by poet Thomas McCarthy.

Cover photo: Photo by Darwis Alwan: