Westmeath 10th September

Words Move in association with West Meath County Council Arts Office

We're delighted to be able to reschedule our Westmeath gigs for 10th September 

Jackie Gorman and Fin Furey will be playing gigs for invited community groups, as words and music come alive. Read Jackie's new poem, Saffron Light here...

Jackie Gorman

Saffron Light

The water doesn't know how old you are... Dara Torres

The ochre light shimmers on the lake,

Hare Island hazy on the horizon.



Our Westmeath gigs are for invited community audiences this time. We hope to be back for more soon!

With thanks to the team at the Westmeath Arts Office


Jackie Gorman poet Westmeath

Jackie Gorman

Jackie Gorman is from Athlone and her first collection "The Wounded Stork" was published by The Onslaught Press, UK in 2019.  In 2017, she won the Listowel Writers’ Week Single Poem Award and was commended in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Poem of the Year Award. In the same year, she was part of Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. She has a Masters in Poetry Studies from Dublin City University. She has had work published in the recent Ireland Chair of Poetry anthology “Hold Open the Door” and in Poetry Ireland Review, The Lonely Crowd and The Honest Ulsterman.


Fin Furey Singer Westmeath

Fin Furey

Fin Furey is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. His unique storytelling songwriting style weaves tales of destiny and immortality through historic political events, life on the road, and the intricacies of love, passion, and comical chemical romances. 


Saffron Light


The water doesn’t know how old you are. Dara Torres


The ochre light shimmers on the lake,

Hare Island hazy on the horizon.


A swarm of elvers swim across my feet.

A cool ripple of silver light tickles me.


I see the water move where the pinkeens

teem together among the bulrushes.


A woman waves from a green rowboat

and then she dives straight in, without fear.


I breathe in the joy of this moment, her heavy

splashes and laughter crisp and clear across the lake.


I remember that the water doesn’t know my age.

Everything is still possible in this saffron light.


Jackie Gorman, 2021

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