Michael McCarthy

From Somewhere Beyond: Michael McCarthy poem selected for Bards Annual 2019!

Michael’s poem “Kindred Souls,” from the Goldfinch book The Ways of Grace, has been selected for publication in the Bards Annual 2019!


The Annual is published by the Bards Initiative – a New York State Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to using poetry to help the Long Island community. The Initiative provides avenues for poets to share their work and aims to encourage and inspire the writing and performing of poetry on Long Island and create a welcoming community for poets. It is the core belief of the Bards Initiative that poetry is the voice of the people and can be used to make a difference.

From Somewhere Beyond

walking down a familiar road
yet unaware
of the busted street lamp

Passing a red maple tree
to its longevity
and tattered trunk.

I move on
in the haze
of a broken promise.

a slow
rather chilling wind
around my bare skin
evoking a titillating sense
of true love.

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