This page includes our choice of Poems for the month for adults and children. It also includes details and winners of the various poetry competitions the Library organises each year.
Readers are invited to suggest poems and submit their own poems for possible inclusion on the library homepage to email@example.com
Comórtas Filíochta Éist 2010
Meath County Council Library Service
8th Annual Éist Poetry Competition
Prize winners will be awarded places on a one-day poetry writing seminar with a practising poet, sponsored by Meath County Council Library Service.
1.Contestants must be over 18 years of age and are invited to submit a maximum of three poems in Irish or English, maximum length 40 lines, typed or clearly written.
2.Poems entered must not have been previously published, have been entered or have won any other competition.
3.The judges’ decision is final and no discussion will be entered into. Entries cannot be returned.
4.Previous winners of the competition and Meath County Council staff are not eligible to enter.
5.No separate application form is needed. Entrants are asked to submit contact details on a separate sheet.
6.No entry fee is payable. Closing date is July 31st 2010.
Please post entries to Comórtas Filíochta Éist 2010,
Meath County Library Service, Railway Street, Navan,Co. Meath.
Poem of the month
Headfort Place in May
A blackbird ruffles branches
outside Jack Murphy’s shop.
Dew drop splash
sparkling like diamonds.
the perfection of the morning.
Eamon Cooke, from Berry Time (Dedalus Press, 2002)