Gerard F. Kennedy Writer

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My Work

poem / 2017

Landing Home

In the summer mist A feather Finds the hat It has been looking for.  

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poem / 2017

‘Sunday Fragments’

Rummaging… Bits and pieces, Fragments of Nothing much, except The bright light And energy from The silent spaces in-between   Gerard F Kennedy 2017

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poem / 2017

Terra Nova

There is a garden Full of buckets Each one Made of rust From the Tears of Terra Nova. Gerard Kennedy 2017

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poem / 2016

Coming Out

Time to come out of the closet Man You’ve been hiding there too long You’re looking somewhat pale Come and join the throng. Everyone is waiting To see that you’re okay There’s wine and lots of champer…

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novel / 2016

Peddling to The Moon – Synopsis

Timothy dwells in a world darkened by his blindness; the result of a childhood accident.  He has a poetic sensitivity and is inclined towards private contemplation; when he’s not enjoying the pleasure…

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short story / 2014

Witherspoon’s Retreat

Excerpt: “Excusez-moi, s’il vous plait…” “Sorry?” Maybe it was my posture, or because I was pretending to be engrossed in my map.  It could have been my appearance. A girl had just glided effortlessly…

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short story / 2014

The Myth of Choice

Excerpt: Somewhere above me a balloon, on a piece of string, floats untethered.  It is not always visible; maybe because it is sky-blue.  It floats without purpose.  I can only see it with my eyes clo…

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short story / 2014

Sam’s Memento

Excerpt: The window looks different from where I’m standing.  There is no one there.  Well, it is early morning.  I’ve come out for some fresh air.  There is no one in any of the windows.  It isn’t ti…

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short story / 2013

Pathétique

The day before yesterday someone stopped to say hello.  It was a shock, and completely unexpected.  It wasn’t that there was a shortage of people; quite the opposite. The place where I spend my wakefu…

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short story / 2012

Martha’s Moon

Excerpt: Martha stared into the mirror and tried to find the end of its depth.  Half of the mirror had a bright blue tinge, the other half a dull grey.  In front of the colours were two identical ethe…

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novella / 2012

Lighthouse Shadow – Synopsis

  Berlin’s Oberbaum Bridge has been Stephen’s haunt for almost a decade. It’s where he comes to unwind, to mourn, to dream. On the Oberbaum he’s found by new friends and old. Stephen’s world has…

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novel / 2011

Sarah’s Purple Sky

Prologue   The moon casts a pubescent light over the garden.  The garden is a happy place.  A fox, staring at its own refection, is disturbed by a cub’s frolicking.   Both are unaware of their audienc…

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poem / 2011

Cave Light

Your door is closed Shutting out the love A wanderer in the valley Searching for his dove. Light laments the darkness Feelings close to touch Black and white are friends again Nothing means that much….

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poem / 2010

Moments in a Dream

Imagine, if you will A green tarpaulin sky An elephant’s tusk has pierced it To form a gaping eye Beyond its gaze, a traveller With wise and golden ware Gently plodding upwards Towards his wattled lai…

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broadcast / 2002

A Tale From Two Cities

What are the connections between Belfast and Cork city? The people of the two cities look at the social comparisons and and use their memories to paint a picture of growing up in these unique places.

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short story / 2001

The High Altar

I decided that leaving home was the only way to escape.  I was eight years old.  I could deal with the outside world; and all of its problems that my mother kept going on about. A plan of action was n…

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non-fiction / 2001

An Eye For Cork

    My photographic essay on Cork City was first published in 2001 by the Collins Press.  Below is the Foreword, written by Fiona Shaw.   ‘All photographs are accurate none of them are…

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non-fiction / 1996

A Mystical Odyssey

This is my review of ‘The Jesuit Mystique’, by Douglas Letson & Michael Higgins, published by Harper Collins, 1996.  This review first appeared in ‘The Cork Examiner’ in 1996. A Mystical Odyssey ‘…

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