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Poems by Rosemarie Rowley

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
02/14/2016 JULIET 549 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 701 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 572 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 561 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 495 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 499 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 443 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 842 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1034 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 864 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 861 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1166 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 784 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1129 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1065 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 846 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 994 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 769 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1261 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 896 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1337 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 998 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1179 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 891 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 862 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1059 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 939 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1044 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 898 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 821 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 922 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 850 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 845 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 761 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1252 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 940 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1415 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1704 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 840 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 884 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 844 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 854 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 830 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 776 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 974 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1115 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 778 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 937 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 814 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1177 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1030 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 914 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 909 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 920 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 837 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 946 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 850 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 992 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