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Poems by Rosemarie Rowley

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
02/14/2016 JULIET 522 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 675 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 542 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 544 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 479 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 484 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 431 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 765 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1014 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 849 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 845 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1142 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 764 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1098 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1048 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 828 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 973 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 753 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1247 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 878 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1312 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 963 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1155 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 864 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 843 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1031 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 923 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1012 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 881 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 803 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 903 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 830 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 825 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 742 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1231 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 915 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1249 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1664 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 818 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 853 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 826 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 775 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 810 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 761 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 933 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1072 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 759 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 916 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 791 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1131 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1013 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 875 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 893 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 905 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 824 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 868 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 834 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 977 Sonnet

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Rosemarie Rowley has degrees in Irish and English Literature, and philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Litt on the nature poet Patrick Kavanagh, and a diploma in psychology from NUI.  

Rosemarie Rowley has written extensively in form: Flight into Reality (1989) is an extended book length original work in terza rima in English, reprinted 2010 and now available on CD. She has also written in rhyme royal and rhyming couplets. She has four times won the Epic award in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition.  Her books in print are: The Sea of Affliction (1987,one of the first works in ecofeminism, reprinted 2010, and Hot Cinquefoil Star, (2002) (which contains  The Puzzle Factory a  crown of sonnets and Letter to Kathleen Raine in rhyming couplets).  Her most recent book is In Memory of Her (2004, 2008) which includes Betrayal into Origin – Dancing & Revolution in the Sixties (an 80 stanza poem in decima rima (ten line rhyme) and The Wake of Wonder (a regular sonnet sequence) and many other sonnets; all books, except her first, The Broken Pledge (1985, Martello) published by Rowan Tree Ireland Press, Dublin. 

In 2003, she co-edited, with town planner John Haughton, an anthology of tree poems, “Seeing the Wood and the Trees” (Rowan Tree Press with Cairde na Coille)
Rosemarie has given papers for academic conferences in the Universities of Galway and Limerick and the Clinton Institute (UCD)  in Ireland, in Bath, Edinburgh, St. Andrews’ Stirling, and King’s College, London, in the UK, in Louisville, Sarasota and Atlanta Universities  in the USA and in Klagenfurt, Prague, Venice, Paris ,and Valladolid on the European mainland. She has been active in the green movement in Ireland and in the Irish Byron Society and worked for a time in the European institutions in Europe.

Website: www.rosemarierowley.ie