By Noel King
Art “Reflection of an Artist” By Charlize Du Preez
She spent the time
her father was dying
making the centre panel
as ornate and delicate as possible:
put it away in a drawer
the day he passed away.
Years later, moving from the house
to house herself in a nursing home
she found it
and a tear came to mind.
Noel King was born and lives in Tralee, Co Kerry. His poetry collections are Prophesying the Past, (2010), The Stern Wave (2013), Sons (2015), and Alternative Beginnings – Early Poems (2022). He has edited more than fifty books of work by others (Doghouse Books, 2003-2013) and was poetry editor of Revival Literary Journal (Limerick Writers’ Centre) in 2012/13. A short story collection, The Key Signature & Other Stories was published by Liberties Press in 2017. www.noelking.ie