Pàdruig MacIllechiar/Peter Kerr – four poems

mouth of night (iv)…

the time when day pauses
before relinquishing
her slender tether
to unleash the
dark upon
a silent

uist moonshine…

arpeggios of light flood across the loch
as moon recalls her time on earth
in songs of silver

puirt-à-beul/mouth music…

caresses words into shapes
with tenderness of love
expressed in many tongues


with silent song
north pole serenades
the merry dancers

Pàdruig MacIllechiar (Peter Kerr) lives and works in North Uist, across the Sound of Harris from Strond where his ancestors lived and worked a quarter of a millennium ago.

He is a member of the Uist Writer’s Group and on the committee of Uist Arts Association at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist, where he also coordinates and presents a monthly live music event, Taigh Ciùil.

Smashwords author profile: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/meorachadh
Goodreads author profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6885355.Peter_Kerr
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3 thoughts on “Pàdruig MacIllechiar/Peter Kerr – four poems

  1. E.E. Nobbs April 20, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I don’t have a loch where I live, but next time I see moonlight on a river or the sea, I will think of your songs of silver 🙂

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