The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Michael Corrigan: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Michael Corrigan (Ireland)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 43




  Short notes from a heatwave.


The furnace blast of a new forged sun

 withering breathless everything in its path,


Cool colours of dusk, deeply pronounced in purple

 as yellow lamps are lit

along the sandstone crest,

vast night sky a velvet throw

pickled with a billion stilling stars.


Lemons, tart from a tree below the terrace,

 cut paper thin across ice crushed,

 then splashed with rum

 frozen in the bottle,

 dark, sweet, delicious,


Laughter rising under the moon

 beside a shushing sea.

About the Poet

Mick Corrigan has been writing for years and has been published in a range of periodicals, anthologies, magazines and on-line journals. He is in his fifties (at least he thinks they’re his fifties, they could be someone else’s), and lives in County Kildare with Trish his lifer, Molly the talking wonder dog and Ben the far too clever collie. He divides his time equally between the islands of Ireland and Crete and the vast open space in the back of his head. His first collection, “Deep Fried Unicorn”, has just been published by Rebel Poetry Ireland.

Image: "Delicious Bites: Lemon Meringue Tarts" by decor8 holly.