Valentines Poetry #4 – Your Portrait

As part of Valentine’s examination of modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Our final poem in our poetry series is ‘Your Portrait’ by Jamie Aspell   Your portrait,  hanging in my eye.  It swings upon a fraying thread yearning for the ground.  I did not put […]

Valentines Poetry #3 – You Look Like You Know Me

As part of Valentine’s examination on modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Aaron O’Neill shares his thoughtful words   You Look Like You Know Me   You look like you know me When your skin stretches wide And your eyes take flight Between your face And […]

Valentines Poetry #2 – 19

As part of Valentine’s examination on modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Our second in a poetry series, an anonymous poet lets us in on the inner workings of their heart.    19   This feeling will be the one we chase for the rest  of […]

Valentines Poetry #1 – Lust Me Again

As part of Valentine’s examination on modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Our first in a poetry series, Ilsa Flynn spills her guts in her poetry.    Lust Me Again Tomorrow Baby   Lust me again tomorrow baby,  Before I realise what it means, Before it […]

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DETAILS pain and lessons lead to growth  eyes wide open, mind afloat  nineteen ninety-three to now  wisdom’s etch upon this plough   EDUCATION warped and wiped by ethanol  tried to stand, before the fall  slugged and smashed that hopeless jug sun shone back, just needs a plug    EXPERIENCE courage doesn’t always roar  HB […]

Filíocht

Fuíollach Fadó dhein Íosa  Bia a sholáthar Dos na sluaite  A bhí i láthair Chun a theagasc  A chlos Thug dóibh  Builíní aráin Is bascaedaí Lán trosc. Níos mó de phlaisteach  Sa bhfarraige ná d’éisc; Dé-ocsaíd charbóin  á scaoileadh go tréan: Cleasanna iolraithe  dár gcuid féin. An Eala Níor dhearúd an t-uisce, An bradán ná […]