Billy Fenton

Green Man
At Lady’s Abbey, Ardfinnan, Ireland

Bulging eyes.
Stone nose eaten by time.
Leafy river
flowing from your mouth.

What are you,
doing on the walls
of a Christian Church?

Is it you who embraces
this abandoned place?
Kisses its walls
with great sheets of ivy.

Two lost lovers −
lie down
with each other

Billy Fenton lives in Ireland, and writes poetry and short stories. He was appointed by Poetry Ireland in 2021 as poet laureate for Carrick-on-Suir (one of the 20 poetry towns selected). His works has been widely published in both print and on-line journals, and he is currently working towards a first collection.”