three monostichs by Conor Kelly



Someone is already forgetting me.





I wake at dawn and wait for night to come.



The Immigrant’s Song


Everyone comes from somewhere far away.



Conor Kelly was born in Dublin and spent his adult life teaching in a school in the Dublin suburbs. He now lives in a rural area of West Clare in Ireland from where he manages his twitter site, @poemtoday, dedicated to the short poem. He has anthologised and organised some of these poems in a blog: (One post on this blog is devoted to the monostich.)  He has had poems printed in Irish, British, American and Mexican magazines. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy New Irish Writers award. At the ceremony one of the judges, Fay Weldon, asked him, “Where are you in these poems?”  He is still asking himself that same question.

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