Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All Ireland Poetry Day

This Thursday is All Ireland Poetry Day.

We have been so busy with Boyne Berries 10 that we have organised nothing for the day.
However Trim will still be on the map for the day thanks to our friends in the Meath Writers Circle who are holding a reading in Trim Library at 7pm. All welcome and I'm sure if you bring along your own poem or a favourite poem you will be able to read it.

Also in Meath: Dunboyne Library presents pupils of Dunboyne National School and Duboyne Library Bookclub in an informal sharing of poems where readers and reciters read and talk about poems they love.

And in Cavan our LitLab group is organising a reading at 8pm in the Market House, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Special guest will be the wonderful Kevin Higgins from Galway accompanied by equally wonderful members of LitLab. For more information contact: paddy@thecottagesurgery.ie

I won't be at either I'm afraid, having a ticket for the concert in the O2 that evening. But that's poetry too, maybe, possibly.

Well this was in The Norton Introduction to Literature (2005). It's not bad on the page but could do with quite a bit of editing. But sung! Ah that's another matter altogether.

Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow

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