This first collection of poems began life as juvenile verses in Clongowes, continued in the lost musings of a hyperkinetic youth, and captures almost 20 years of peripatetic thoughts and feelings. It was inspired by W B Yeats line "Look up in the Sun's eye', the foundation stone inscription of the new Lyric Theatre which has survived its recent re-incarnation. Though life has singed and scarred this book is a small affirmation of the richness of that journey.
This is a collection of poetry spanning twenty years in the life of a Japanese girl whose dream was to teach her native language to non-native speakers in a foreign country. The subjects covered include a whale who in its prime ruled a bay in Japan, and the poet's feelings at the end of the year and hopes for the year to come as told by herself as a cat.
"A Jackdaw Sings...", a Limited Edition Poetry Collection by Jim O'Leary, has just been published. The book is beautifully bound and presented in hardback. The dust-jacket is a reproduction of a painting, "To the Beach', by the Author. Each copy is Numbered, Certified and Signed. Already, it is being seen as a collector's item and will make a memorable gift for people of all ages.
The author, currently living as a hermit in Duleek, Co. Meath, a spot already hallowed by the Celtic Saints, was for many years completely enclosed in the silent life in France. Being a Celt, he was sent to Roscrea in Co. Tipperary, which was a blessing, as the kind Fathers there favoured and used the poetic output, which had ceased as it had not been regarded as entirely in keeping with the pursuit of Trappist silence.
People of England, Scotland and Wales lock up your Jaffa Cakes... As in February 2012, Poet, Humorist, Cartoonist and Singer-Songwriter Paul H. Tubb has been living in Ireland for 10 years, so to celebrate he is on his way over to his home country and it's neighbours and he's bringing with him his pen, pencil, notepad, sketchpad and his lucky oven glove. He has plans to document his journey in poetry and pictures. The result is, "A Poet's Nonsensical Journey through...
In our fast moving world where time has become a precious, rare good, where people cram as much as they can into their timetables so as to be considered important, the idea of pausing to read poetry in silence might seem unconventional and outmoded. Only few take the time to stand still and enjoy the beauty of words, the music of a gripping poem's rhythm.
Patrick Francis Doyle was born on January 14th, 1889. He lived in Charleville, Co. Cork with his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a prolific writer and had numerous short stories published in various publications, including Ireland's Own and The Cork Examiner, where he occasionally used the pseudonym 'Kerryman'.
Ian Kelleher is an Irish poet and songwriter. He is a student in University College Cork where he is studying for a degree in Music. This is his first book. His poems are an analysis of the interior world, observations on love, hate, melancholy, despair. He is deeply absorbed in his art and is proud to present this volume of lyrics and poems.