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Poems by Rosemarie Rowley

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
02/14/2016 JULIET 546 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 699 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 569 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 555 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 494 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 497 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 438 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 825 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1031 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 861 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 857 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1164 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 777 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1123 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1061 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 841 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 991 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 768 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1259 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 894 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1332 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 990 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1174 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 882 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 860 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1056 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 936 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1040 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 895 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 816 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 918 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 841 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 842 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 759 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1248 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 939 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1412 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1687 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 835 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 880 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 841 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 849 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 823 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 772 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 961 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1102 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 776 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 933 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 810 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1158 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1024 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 900 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 907 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 918 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 835 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 944 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 848 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 990 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