Biography of Theresa Daly
Born in New York, Daughter of a Limerick man and a Kerry Woman. Attended Our Lady of Victory Academy and Fordham University, New School for Social Research. Now Living in Galway, Ireland. Worked as presenter, camerawoman, editor and associate producer for 'Erin Focus'and 'Irish Eyes', WNYE and 'Riverdale Report', Riverdale CATV. Also worked with the Galway Film Centre as team leader for 'Caught Offside' a short documentary on Asylum seekers in Galway 2001 and as the Shorts Coordinator for the Galway Film Fleadh,2002. Poetry has been published 'Tribe of Scribes' (2 editions) in Ireland and 'Eternal Portraits' in the States, Revival 3(White House, Limerick) Dublin Chronicle.
Theresa Daly's Works:
'Tribe of Scribes' New Writings from Scribblers Anonymous
'Tribe of Scribes' edition 2
'Revival'White House Poets Limerick
Theresa Daly Poems
In the hallway of St. Theresa's ward his six foot four frame stepped slowly,
A hooker docked in the basin sways in the wake of wild swans who nibble from the red
In the silence of an empty room
Mist weeps across the stones like tears that sweep this woman's cheek
Where are you tonight this first glimpse of spring? The night all balmy, the moon full-
I promise to tell you someday when I can let the words slip through the gate of my lips;
In a freeze frame moment you know what’s happening.
The sparkle in the lough has dulled, its luminous water now mud green speckle,
Again & again I find myself here in this limbo of living.
Tthe streetllamp, still aglow casts a gloss over the footpath. The orange light of morning gushes through the bedroom window; your weary fingers scramble for the lightswitch,
Pa & Molly
I remember past St. Paddy's days You'd whisper 'make a wish'
Tthe streetllamp, still aglow
casts a gloss over the footpath.
The orange light of morning gushes through the bedroom window;
your weary fingers scramble for the lightswitch,
as the seagull swoops for prey.
Somewhere long ago,
you marched through the feilds of DeNang
twitching at the eyes of children concealing weapons,