Triona McMorrow

Triona McMorrow lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

She was shortlisted for the International Frances Ledwidge Poetry Competition in 2009, 2011 and 2016. She was shortlisted for the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Poetry Competition in 2013 and shortlisted for the Rush Poetry Competition in 2017.

Triona has had several poems published in The Ibbetson Street Press Journal in Boston, Mass. U.S.A. She has also been published by North West Words. Five of her poems are included in an anthology of poems published in 2014 entitled Bealtaine.

Here’s Triona’s poem “The Sideboard”:


The sideboard

Altar to debauchery,
red lights draped around
bottles of spirits.

Photos of disgraced relations,
half burned candles, vases
full of dead, dry flowers.

Mismatched seldom used crockery,
dust covered and stacked beside
random chipped crystal glasses.

Open a drawer:
there is a faint crunching sound.
It’s woodworm devouring my history.

Triona McMorrow