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In a few hours time, I’ll launch Secret Rose, my special edition two-in-one book tribute to WB Yeats. I’ll write soon about how it went and what I said… (I never know all in advance, so much depends on the group and the energy in the room). What I do know: I’ll be talking about the […]
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Garavogue/ river water gushes round/ unmoved rock.
I’ve gone back to school! I’m writing this from the back of an unusual lecture hall — the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo, after a very fine lecture, “The Epiphanic Yeats” by Dr Matthew Campbell, Professor of English at the University of York. Epiphanic talk, Matt, thank you! Yes, I’m here in Sligo, Ireland, attending various […]
Althea Gyles, the artist and writer who designed the cover of WB Yeats’s The Secret Rose (which I have reproduced on my special edition book), and many other masterpieces of the 1890s, has been variously described: the “genius who invented a symbolic personality for Yeats” (Warwick Gould) the “fey and slightly manic Irish artist” (Roy Foster) […]
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Clearly poor/ dirty and not young. They laugh/ together.
When you were born, the first thing your mother or midwife did was clear your airways and make sure you were breathing. To begin to live, you have to breathe. To stay alive, you have to keep breathing. When begin to creatively live, and to stay creatively alive, it helps to understand and practice creative breathing. Breathing and […]
Sunday love/ lasts longer than the weekly./ Quite like both.
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