Poem of the Month – bog

Joseph Healy reading his poem 'bog'

Poem of the Month

I wrote this poem about a visit to an Irish bog this summer. It is apt coming up to COP26 as the bogs of Ireland are now regarded as massive carbon sinks which hold more carbon than the rain forests. However, due to destruction for fuel etc they are now the opposite and giving off more carbon than all the traffic in Ireland. It was submitted for an online poetry reading and went out yesterday for National Poetry Day.


Afghanistan Art Author Talk Book Review Capitalism China Climate Emergency Conservative Party COP 26 COVID-19 Creeping Fascism Culture Democracy EcoSocialism Elections England Europe Event Video Fascism Football General Secretary Global Police State History Imperialism Israel Italy Keir Starmer Kill The Bill Labour Party Leaflet Marxism Middle East Palestine pandemic Picture of the Week Protest Solidarity Sport System Crash Trade Unionism Unite United Kingdom United States of America War on Terror Zero Covid


Joseph Healy is a member of Anti*Capitalist Resistance and is on the national committee of Another Europe is Possible.


One comment

Join the discussion

MORE FROM ACR