Joseph Horgan




Slievemore, Deserted Village, Achill, 2011


It is not a silence

but a removal of words

to be amongst those places

that have been left.

The slabs and stones and roofless.

The ever doorways.


There is light

like the movement of water over black soil.

There is light

in dark rooms.

This is our achievement;

finding a shelter klonopin online pharmacy from the wind.




Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham of Irish immigrant parents. He is the author of two collections of poetry and a prose work. He is a past winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Award. He writes a weekly column for The Irish Post.

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