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On Translating Rilke’s 'Duino Elegies'

Idris Parry writes in the current PN Review (March/April 2015) comparing Rilke’s Duino Elegies with the Sonnets to Orpheus. The poet always spoke of the sonnets as subsidiary to the elegies, but Parry argues that while the elegies “talk about” the poet’s task, the sonnets perform it. 1,707 more words

Development project on UTV

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society development project is the subject of a feature news item on UTV.

The video (see link) describes the local and international significance of the tower and features Colm Farrell and Sister De Lourdes Fahy, who recount family memories of the poet: 210 more words


Development project launch media

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society development project launch continues to provoke interest. Included here is a video of Ronnie O’Gorman speaking at the launch about Yeats’s purchase of the tower, its history, and its vital importance to Yeats’s own poetry. 183 more words


Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,

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RIAM and Juilliard join forces

Singers, actors and pianists from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Juilliard School in New York will join forces in March for a project led by the celebrated pianist, Iain Burnside. 91 more words