Weeds grow where they want to; not where they're told to...


P D Lyons Winner of the 2119 erbacce-prize for poetry





It Should Have Been September


I thought you would be different

Maybe red or brown

With eyes slender salamander blue

But weren’t you pale

Complete stranger to our sun

Eyes the colour of which retreated from

Everything I ever knew



I had thought of places

Silk and velvet

A thousand and one cushions

Valentino sheik

Dancing cheek to cheek

Champagne tipsy Grande Hotel

Feather bed white on white

Cigarette shared in the dark


But it was outside

Full sop summer on the ground

Blue sky edged by reservoir pines

Occasionally framed

Your face

Above me






To purchase this book click HERE

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To learn some more about the poet click here

The annual erbacce-prize for poetry is open from January 1st to May 1st every year. It is entirely FREE to enter thus it attracts top quality poets world-wide... in 2019 we had close to eight thousand entries and all were judged 'blind'. P D Lyons was the outright winner! Below is the book we produced for him... it is sheer quality poetry, the whole book encompasses a simplicity coupled with deep insight; a truly beautiful collection which reveals more each time it is re-opened... (perfect-bound: 112pages)


To discover more about the poet, visit his website here


Through the generous support of  Westmeath County Council a limited edition of 50 numbered and signed copies are available to purchase direct from the poet at €20.00 to include standard postage world wide.  Please click on the cover below to order via PayPal



PD also has a chap book with erbacce-press; see blow: