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Quote Challenge—Day 3

“Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what’s said and what’s done.”
Seamus Heaney (1939 – 2013) from…

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"The Given Note" by Seamus Heaney

“The Given Note” by Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) first appeared in the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet’s second collection, Door into the Dark (1969).  It was the only one of his poems to be read at his funeral. 57 more words

Poetry Comics

Share in Yeats's enchanting Thoor dream

Thoor Ballylee Re-opening speech on the occasion of Yeats2015 and Yeats’s 150th birthday celebrations

by Senator Fidelma Healy Eames

A dhaoine uaisle, Cathaoirleach an Chontae, a Aire, a Theachta Dala, Seanadoiri, Comhairleoiri, cuirim failte roimh go leir go dti an ocaid speisialta seo, an ait an-speisialta seo. 1,006 more words


Poetry is Magic

My poem, “Mother Cooking”, was published in the October 2013 edition oThe Lake, an online journal based in the U.K.  They have a  112 more words


Following His Broad Shadow

I stumbled in his hob-nailed wake,
Fell sometimes on the polished sod;
Sometimes he rode me on his back
Dipping and rising to his plod. … 659 more words

Farm Life

Riding against the wind with Dad in his red MGB

My father is a fading photograph. The hands that grip the narrow rim of his MGB’s steering wheel are still broad and purposeful; the forearms revealed by rolled-up sleeves still flex with strength. 1,303 more words



As George R.R. Martin clearly states on his own blog,

“The most important thing for any aspiring writer, I think, is to read!”

Therefore, I have compiled a list of book recommendations, that, in my opinion, everyone should read.

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