Poems by Rosemarie Rowley

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02/14/2016 JULIET 561 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 709 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 586 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 567 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 501 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 511 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 449 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 875 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1059 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 870 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 866 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1183 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 791 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1148 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1071 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 852 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 1009 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 777 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1268 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 902 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1368 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 1013 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1201 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 913 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 870 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1065 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 945 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1062 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 909 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 836 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 928 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 855 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 855 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 768 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1258 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 949 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1427 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1739 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 852 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 889 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 851 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 862 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 836 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 783 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 993 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1142 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 785 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 965 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 822 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1210 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1044 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 923 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 915 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 930 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 844 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 954 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 855 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 1020 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