Thursday, January 20, 2011

On reading Irish short stories...

Hearing the sound
Of words
     As I read them

The morning
Fades away
     To deep silence

Home - is not a place
It is an echo
     You hear in your heart

9 comments:

  1. Some of the great Irish short story writers definitely have that welcoming earthyness, even with tales and subjects of extreme discomfort and disquiet.

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  2. That's a beautiful sentiment, Kevin. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing. You brought a peaceful moment to me.

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  3. @John - Thank you for your comment. Really good short stories, and not just Irish, draw the reader in, no matter the subject matter.

    @Laura - Glad to provide a moment of peace. Very glad to be able to pass it on, for that's how I experienced it myself.

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  4. How I love that last paragraph! And the whole poem for that matter, such a peaceful and heart filling sentiment about Irish short stories :)
    Thank you!

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  5. Estrella, I suspect anyone reading stories from their own homeland might have a similar experience. There is something there that calls us home - wherever we are.

    Glad the poem spoke to you. Thank you for the comment, always appreciated.

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  6. I'm a great fan of Irish literature and culture. There is a poetry that is inherent to it. Your words do justice to your Irish roots.

    Jai

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  7. @Jai - thank you for your kind words, Jai.

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  8. This is just lovely Kevin. The last stanza is wonderful. More please.

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  9. Aye Laddie, you've said in volume in your musings to honour the spell of the spiel cast over mind*spirit*heart*soul . . . in "hearing" the words sounds and expressiveness . . . in appreciation of the pure beauty of a morn gone to silence . . . YOU find yourself the more in the paradoxical losing yourself to the moment.

    In this case the Celtic lilt and perhaps lore or more ~ to call that *home*, how fortunate be thee, IrishMan, said Slovak girl, smiling ... for you have created Mood in your reverence here.

    ~ Absolutely*Katrina

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