The Heelers Diaries

the fantasy world of ireland's greatest living poet

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Little Girl's Prayer, by Lilian Healy

The lights are on the tree
The presents are all wrapped
Now I say my christmas prayer
Thank you God for Mammy
Thank you God for Daddy
Thank you God for my brothers and sisters
And most of all
Thank you God
For the lovely bike.

Friday, October 29, 2010


The moon trapped in the topmost branches.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Jesus may your peace be in the world.
Lord may we be your peace in the world.

special guest blogger william wordsworth

a power is passing from the earth
to breathless nature's dark abyss
but when the great and good depart
what is it more than this
that man who is from God sent forth
doth yet again to God return
such ebb and flow must ever be
then wherefore should we mourn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

fragments of an emily dickinson poem found in my mother's diary

The bustle in a house,
The morning after death
Is solemnist of industries
Enacted upon earth.
The sweeping of the heart
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity.

Monday, October 25, 2010

my mother's joy


Sunday, October 24, 2010

special guest artist annie fagan

for Lil

To see you


Surreal, unreal

Jigs, reels, time heals

On my knees

Praying, pleading

If only I could see you again


Sun down, moon up

Day slipping away

Heart heavy, throat shut

I'd breathe

If only I could see you


Jet planes, October rain

There you are in your picture frame

Humbled am I

A tot again

If only I could see


They ask where you went

Ryan, John and Kían

You are here and everywhere

The little ones want to know

If only I could


Real joy is knowing

Love, the answer

I'd remember

everything you said

If only


You did not take, nor ask

You gave

To one, to all

The original mother Buddha

My life's blessing