The Kerry Nest Finally, after three months of work, I am happy to invite you to ‘The Kerry Nest’ launch at 1:15pm on February 20th. This community exhibition of writing, art, and photography is inspired by birds and will open in February at the Kerry Writer’s Museum, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Creative responses by people from…… Continue reading The ‘Kerry Nest’
Ice and going outside The ice has thawed for now, and it is lovely to be able to get out and about more. I’ve been visited by a fear of falling many times since an accident that left me unable to walk for a year. When when the ground is frosty I often stay indoors.…… Continue reading Monday mood
PROTECTION (ODE TO THE MORRIGAN) Dark to light, death to rebirth You predict who will fall in battle The Morrigan rising; protector of all Bless our land and these cattle. The owl, the wolf, and the eel Souls of the dead and the living The power of healing by dawn and by night Psychic crow…… Continue reading Protection (a poem).
In honour of the season and of one of my favourite poets, I recorded ‘Blackberry-Picking’ by Seamus Heaney. Listen here: Blackberry-Picking BY SEAMUS HEANEY Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You…… Continue reading Blackberry picking and listening to poetry