(i.m. John Tackney)


And what remains

after the light is gone?

– the light it leaves behind

and at the last

a wise head, a whitewashed wall.




Ted Mc Carthy lives and teaches in Clones, Ireland. His work has appeared in magazines in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Austria and Germany. He has had two collections published, November Wedding and Beverly Downs. He is currently working on a third collection, as well as a series of translations.