In Ireland, we take a bus to 18 Parnell Square

home of the Dublin Writers Museum

to witness the old manuscripts

letters and diaries,

first editions and rare books

locked behind glass


Outside, a steady rain

pounds on leaded windows

while we greet the ghosts

of Behan and Beckett

Swift and Wilde

Dracula and Sweet Molly Malone

Alive, alive, oh,

once again

their passionate yearnings

scrawled across yellowed pages

released once again to the musty air

where they swirl and swirl

before settling into my bones



About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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2 Responses to Witness

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    Kate Moore, you are SO talented and SO IRISH. God Bless you.

  2. bobmoore33 says:

    Love it Katie WRITE ON!


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