ghosts of the liffey

Irish Famine Memorial, Dublin, Ireland


The poem below was inspired by the photography I took of the Irish Famine Memorial on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin. I thought the picture was a beautiful juxtaposition of modern city landscape with statues remembering our past, and the ghosts which haunt our city, both historical and more recent. 


Ghosts of the Liffey

Limp, lame, across

The cobbled banks.

Bedraggled, ragged,

Gagged, sodden,

Trodden, forgotten;


In their debts,.

Abetted by

Their ravenous greed,


Of their morals

And mirth.




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