It’s a day, threatening to be an entire weekend, of high winds across Ireland. Ironically, it’s not that wet and not that cold, though hardly tropical in any sense! After a week of wading slowly through the treacle of wanting to write lots of good academic work, I’m glad it’s the weekend and soon time… Read More Poetry: Wind by Ted Hughes
Despite the best attempts of the hayfever on this glorious sunny day in Newry to stop me from speaking, I have another poem by Ogden Nash to share. This one is for Sara who had requested it specially! I rather like the cut of Isabel’s jib. She takes no crap from anyone and turns the… Read More Poetry: ‘Adventures of Isabel’ by Ogden Nash
Today’s poem comes from the inimitable Maya Angelou. It’s a poem for children, really, but it’s message is universal. There’s nothing out there to frighten you. You are an agent in your own choices. Love it. Hope your preparations for Easter are going well. Lots of love to you and yours, Patrick
The latest from the Red Shed for Saturday. General craic and ‘The Love Talker’ by Ethna Carbury (especially for Antoinette Hartland). https://youtu.be/q3GsPm8otyg
Lots of us are likely to know this poem Leisure by WH Davies… particularly that line “What is this life if, full of care, / We have no time to stand and stare…”. What I hadn’t known was about his life, where he was a known ‘hobo’ or ‘tramp’? I’m not entirely comfortable with either… Read More Red Shed: Poetry – Leisure by WH Davies
Enjoy this poetry reading and general craic from the Red Shed. The poem is called Border Butter which I wrote last year about the death of my great aunt in South Armagh almost 100 years ago. Here’s a link to the words, which I had posted on Planet Patrick – click here.