An excerpt from a poem in the new collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018):

CAILLEACHAN BHARCELÒNA (LADIES OF BARCELONA)

But safe in your tomb you have no words for me
Though I stand here, with no hope
In the cloister where I walked among
The wailing of the thirteen white geese,
The gawking gargoyles,
The skulls of the dead engraved in stone at my feet.