Saturday, 4 November 2017

It has been a long time since writing on this blog. Thank you to those who have waited patiently for me to return. My life has changed somewhat over the past 6 months. I did very well with my Level 5 Course on Art Craft and Design. So well I was accepted to attend the Crawford College of Art and Design to study for a BA in Applied Art. Very much a huge and happy surprise. Needless to say the workload is massive and there seems to be a lot to do all the time. Really enjoying it though. Lots of homework and learning. I can only admire people who study for degrees and work at the same time. Well done to you.
Patricia Lorraine Poulter ©2017

I open wide the window to let out the last breath of summer and allow to enter the first breath of Autumn.

To trade the long warm days for those of cool, damp evenings.

Farewell to days of idleness

And hello to days of expectation.

Days of fruitfulness, of ripening apples, of growing pumpkins, of plump blackberries bulging in the hedgerows.
To listen to the fall of leaves, to the winds of hope, to gentle whispering mists of rising days,
Of footprints in the rain.

To behold nights of starry mysteries, of catching memories as they flutter by on leaves,
Of bright moons in deep blue velvet skies that tell of promises of things to come.

The swirling winds that howl and gather up the fallen,
The churning of trees bowing to the Gods demanding their winter long sleep
thieving the boughs, until nought but bare.

The farmer puts up his hoe, he tills one more time, this death is not the end.
The seed not gathered is blown asunder and lies dormant until the spring.

A time of reflection, of remembrances, of thoughtfulness.
A moment of thoughts of future kind.
A time of merging shadows, of sliver beams, of softening rays of gold.

Autumn, you have arrived.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Brilliant evening of Creative Writing in Cork on Monday last. Amazing stories and poems. We also welcomed a new member to our group who read her beautiful heartfelt poems. Next gathering is 13th June, which is a Tuesday. Looking forward to the next round of stories and poems.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Next meeting of Creative Writing in Cork is Monday 29th May. 6-8pm. Check out the Facebook page. For more information check out our Facebook page.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Second edited draft of Merlin's Keep almost complete. Still work to be done.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

     "Never shun or ignore a person on the word of another. You are better than that."

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter to everyone. Safe journey is you are travelling or enjoying the day at home with family. Lots of chocolate and many happy faces. Have fun.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Another wonderful evening of stories, views and writing at the Creative Writing in Cork gathering. Looking forward to the next on.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Take Me Home-A Poem by Lorraine Poulter

Wandering thought of rainy days
Of bleary sun through grey damp haze
Brings songs of home, so far away.
Memories of family, friends, once children at play.

Of fields of many shades of green.
Of leafy lanes, birdsong unseen.

Take me home on every raindrop falling
To once more touch the soil, I hear you calling.

Take me home, to room no more.
©️Lorraine Poulter 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Creative Writing In cork will be holding another meeting this coming Monday 10th April 6-8pm. Usual place. All welcome

Monday, 3 April 2017

Weather is a appalling. Creative Writing in Cork will be meeting as usual 6-8pm. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Brilliant evening despite the awful weather. Lovely poems and stories. Next meeting is planned for 3rd April 6-8.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

An extra gathering of the Creative Writers in Cork group is tomorrow night 6-8pm. Come along and introduce yourself.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Next Creative Writing in Cork meeting is on 20th March 6-8pm

Monday, 13 March 2017

My portfolio made it through the first round of selection to the Crawford College of Art in Cork. However it all now depends on the points gained through my Level 5 qualification in Art Craft and Design. Results in July. Points will be totalled then. A long, long wait.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Just a small note. Creative Writing in Cork has absolutely nothing to do with any other writing groups in Ballincollig. We are a group of writers who like to meet to read our stories and enjoy being with like minded people. We are not a closed group although our group is small. We are open to new members. Anyone wishing to be part of our group please message me on fb.

Monday, 6 March 2017

An early reminder that the next Creative Writing in Cork group meeting will take place on 13th March 6-8pm. Message me for details. Checkout our new Facebook page-Creative Writing In Cork.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Big day this Monday. I have a portfolio meeting at the Crawford College of Art. Been busy sorting out the best bits to put into the portfolio. Huge competition though. There are only 25 places up for grabs on the course I want to do. This is likely to be one of those events that will have to remain a pipe dream. If you don't at least try, you will never know.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Anyone who would like more information about the writing group or is interesting in joining please message me via the Creative Writing in Cork Facebook page. I will be happy to help.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Just a mention. I have set up a Facebook page for the writing group. It's called Creative Writing in Cork. Look it up sometime. And maybe even like the page.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Another brilliant evening of poems and stories. Next meeting is on 13th March 8-6pm.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Just a reminder that the writing group will be meeting tomorrow night (Monday) 20th February 6-8pm.
For more information message me on Facebook under my name Lorraine Poulter.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A wonderful evening of stories and poems. Looking forward to next meeting on 20th February 6-8pm.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Writing group meting tonight 6-8pm in Ballincollig. Bring a story or a poem. Write your own or bring your favourite. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Next writing group meeting is this Monday 13th February 6-8pm. See you there.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

What an incredible evening at the writing group. Great to chat and to hear stories old and new. Next meeting is on 13th February at 6-8pm. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

All looking good for tomorrow's writing group. Hope to see you there.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Apologies to all. The new date of the writing group is 30th January 2017 at 6-8pm in Ballincollig.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Also a big thank you to Healys Post Office in Ballincollig for allowing my book to be sold through their premises over 2016.
A very big thank you to all those who purchased The Tower of Medreil throughout 2016 either as paperback or in e book form via Amazon. I really appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed the read.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

First meeting of the new writing group is at 6pm on 23rd January. The theme is "Beginnings". Bring a piece of your own writing or a favourite piece.
Forgot to mention The Tower of Medreil was published in paperback format one year ago today.
For those who are interested in reading The Tower of Medreil, it is still available in e form via Kindle. 

The Tower of Medreil

Just to mention that Healys of Ballincollig, Co Cork have sold all their copies of The Tower of Medreil. Thrilled!!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy New Year and all the best for 2017!!!!!!!!!!!
Great news! The Writing group is up and running. First meeting will take place at 7.30pm on the 23rd January in Ballincollig, Cork.