Loss of a child (a clogyrnach) – Poem

A fellow poet and blogger (Sue of Blue Girl Poems) recently posted a form of poetry (clogyrnachhere  that I had not seen before. So, as usual, I wanted to try it.

With today’s sad events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the topic of the loss of a child pushed its way into this poem. Tears still come and heart still greaves for their loss.


Loss of a child (a clogyrnach)

My dancing shadow moves no more
My feet no longer walk the floor
A mad man’s last rage
A historic page
Broken cage, swinging door


Stephen Kellogg – 2012


About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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3 Responses to Loss of a child (a clogyrnach) – Poem

  1. tram95835 says:

    Interesting format. I had to look it up.

  2. another lesson taught ..the 1st line… no words required..

    • Rambly,
      I enjoy trying new forms of poetry. The link behind the word clogyrnach is a good site for learning about different forms. though I typically learn about them by seeing a fellow blogger post a form I haven’t seen…



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