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Tue, 03 February 2015 the moon is not full tonight

Actually, the Moon is full tonight, but this was the title of a small cartoon I drew on Sunday as part of #HourlyComicDay.
When I drew the not-full-moon it inspired me to write a bit of nonsense verse.
The moon is not full tonight. Straying a bit. Drew the cartoon, composed a nonsense poem in response. #HourlyComicDay [...]

Fri, 31 January 2014 sea froth

Inside the
sea froth
I peer out
as I push in,
for a macro shot.
Immortalised
in a bubble,
blown by the sea,
carefree
me.
Maura McHugh

Thu, 30 January 2014 escape from Shallot

Escape from Shallot
Restless lady,
Busy weaving,
Alone, enclosed,
And fretful, anxious,
About prophesied ruin.
Heed not
Hearsay curses,
Imagined evil,
That will slay you,
If you dare spy outside.
Your mind
Binds you
Faster than guards,
Or the thick walls
You labour behind.
Rise up!
Look out!
At the world resplendent.
None can impede you,
If your will remains.
Be easy
Be gentle
Step to the window,
See what awaits you,
And walk towards the door.
Maura McHugh

Some thoughts on [...]

Wed, 29 January 2014 Coole Stag

Your antlers lift
At my awed approach -
Grace bestowed.

The photo was taken yesterday in Coole Park, Galway.

Tue, 28 January 2014 dive

Dive
In the stillness
between the blood’s pulses
the faint cry
of the despondent heart
can be heard
above the covering chatter
of determined cheerfulness.
Busy schedules fill the gaps in between.
But the sleepless dark
peels back pretence
with a surgeon’s precision.
What will you discover
in your open chest?
Perhaps treasure,
Once you face the
emptiness,
and delve
deep enough
in the echoing chambers.
Maura McHugh

Wed, 13 July 2011 escape artist

the shadow of the bars
can cast a longer shade
than the sentence served
behind them.
when their cold memory
dents recoiling skin
recall the first free breath
inhaled outside.
the gaol of the past
is the vital prison
for the escape artist
to crack.

Fri, 07 January 2011 beyond the wall

This is a recent photo during our current sunny, frosty weather. It reminds me how photographs are so much better when you get good light…
I’ve our holiday decorations packed away since Monday. I try not to let them linger too much after the festivities are over, but I do miss the blinking lights. They’re cheery [...]

Fri, 22 October 2010 Huguenot memories

Yesterday I posted images to my Flickr photo stream of my recent trip in Dublin. All of them were taken with the camera in my mobile phone (a Sony Xperia X10 mini – an Android smartphone). Looking through them I thought about my time living in Dublin, and the photographs I took using my first [...]

Sat, 09 October 2010 two nobles

There are a lot of Holly trees my local woods. Not that you’d notice during the summer, when the other trees flounce about in their finery. Lately, I’ve noticed Holly’s re-emergence as one of the dominant personalities of the woodlands as we spin further into autumn.
The above photograph is of a Holly tree growing [...]

Thu, 15 April 2010 sun in the sky you know how I feel

I’ve been getting a constant stream of birthday greetings from people via Facebook and Twitter today, and it’s lovely. Thank you all! People might grumble about social media, but it has its good uses too.
I’m just about recovered from my two-week trip with back-to-back convention in the UK. World Horror Convention was probably the highlight [...]

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