Salamander Morning by Máire Morrissey-Cummins

Original Painting - Máire Morrissey-Cummins

Original Painting – Maire Morrissey-Cummins

Máire is an Irish caílin, a Celt by breed with Viking blood, who lives in a seaside village called Greystones in County Wicklow.  The village gets its name from the colour of the stones, na Clocha Liath.

To complicate her life, she also lives in the city of Trier, in Germany, as her husband passes through there for his work, so she is an Arctic Tern or a House Martin forever returning to a nest where the chicks flew years ago and fly over Madrid and Dublin.

Poet/artist Máire Morrissey-Cummins.

Poet/artist Maire Morrissey-Cummins.

Greystones Clocha Liath

Greystones Clocha Liath

Coffee and scone.

Coffee and scone.

7 thoughts on “Salamander Morning by Máire Morrissey-Cummins

  1. Salamanders continue to be a recurring image since I read Edith Wharton’s autobiog; she uses salamanders as the expression of the undeniable truth of desire. She demands that art must show us salamanders or we won’t believe. Glad to see Maire’s salamander!


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