Song of Heritage

by sarahartonsherkin

An inspiring and creative evening was much enjoyed yesterday exploring the heritage of Sherkin Island through Haiku poetry with artist Tess Leak and genealogy expert Margaret Murphy. I especially liked the group exercises of writing a line and passing it on to your neighbour. Some beautiful poetry was born!


These are a couple I wrote:


An ample diet

Praying in a monk’s garden

Fish and Potatoes


This is dedicated to the Tailor Gosnell who used to live in my house in the early 1920s


Maybe a candle

A tailor sitting cross-legged

And did they have tea?