You Left Your Soul Print

by Rose Moran

Documented records –
Participation in
Foundations of the Irish
Free State on
The International stage –
Your written work
Your soul print

Sheila Murphy
Beside Conor Cruise O’Brien
In picture –
The League of Nations in
Geneva –
Cut off the edge
In more recent showings

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. This poem was composed in a Poetry as Commemoration workshop held in association with Longford Archives at Edgeworthstown Community Library, in October 2023. The workshop was led by writer Mary Melvin Geoghegan.

Inspired by a presentation by Dr Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy) hosted by Longford Library, Heritage, Archives, and Arts Services on September 19th 2023 to mark the centenary of the Irish Free State’s entry into the League of Nations.