Sam Walsh

Thinking aloud by an emerging irish writer

Robbed

Box the ears of him lad! One, two. Step away. Good – that’s it! Make them land.   Box like your life depends on it. Dance around the ring, get … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thirst – A Poem

Water, water, everywhere -But not a drop to drink. Our leaders fight over water meters while another boy’s life teeters on the edge.   Water, giver of life, you’ve been … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde! x

On this day is 1854 a baby was born to the world who would grow up to write sparkling plays, children’s books and poetry which have delighted generations of audiences … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brian Friel: The Faith Healer & The Playwright – Magic Makers in a Secular World PT. III

Continued from Part II The discrepancies around the stillborn birth of Frank and Grace’s child in Kinlochbervie serve as a reminder that experience and memory are entirely dependent on one’s … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

National Poetry Day (in the UK)

Even though I’m not in based in the UK I thought I would mark the day all the same, because every day should be a poetry day! 🙂 The poem … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brian Friel: The Faith Healer & The Playwright – Magic Makers in a secular world PT. II

Continued from Part I The architects of the Irish Literary Revival in the early twentieth century were set on building a new Ireland. Figures such as W.B. Yeats and Lady … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brian Friel: The Faith Healer & The Playwright – Magic Makers in a Secular World PT. 1

Abstract: Faith Healer centres on Frank Hardy, a gifted speaker, who despite his eloquence cannot change the course of his own life or of those around him. In this play, … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment