Featured Writer: John Anthony Fingleton

Isle of Innisfree


I wish the wind would take me,

To the Isle of Innisfree,

Where Yeats spoke with the shadow folk,

And built a hive for honeybees.


They say the grass there has a fragrance;

And the birds sing special tunes,

While its purple heather dances,

In the light of each Full Moon.


I’ve heard say, there is a peace there,

That nowhere else on Earth is found;

As if Eden once had stood here,,

And left a piece of ground.


If I could just rest there awhile,

To find my soul once more.

Then like Aengus – cut a hazel wand –

Before I wander from its shore.


© John Anthony Fingleton  (Löst Viking)

John About the Author

John Anthony Fingleton: He was born in Cork City, in the Republic of Ireland. Poems published in journals and anthologies in, Ireland, UK, USA, India and France as well as three plays produced. Poet of the Year (2016) Destiny Poets International Community. Poems read on Irish and American radio as well in Spanish on South American broadcasts. Also on some blog poetry websites.  Contributed to four books of poetry for children.  Has poems published in numerous national and international journals, reviews, and anthologies.  First solo collection ´Poems from the Shadowlands´ was published in November 2017.

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