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Creating Happy Holidays Part One: A New Poem

Over the coming days, until Dec 24th, I’ll be running a series, “Happy Holidays”. It’s the greeting we’ll all be giving each other for the next few weeks, without giving it much thought. Like that “Have A Nice Day” that has spread across the world from the US.. A nice day or a happy holiday is not something to be had but something we create. Or not. Yes, life can always come in and blindside us but for most of us, what will come between us and a happy holiday is not an emergency or calamity, but our old, stale,…

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Two Mary Oliver Poems

I have two Mary Oliver poems I keep coming back to. Here’s one I sent to my daughter Treasure, who has a tendency to be hard on herself, and loves inspirational poetry. I dedicate it to her and all the women who do too much. That used to be me.  Not so much now.   Wild Geese by Mary Oliver Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love…

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Time Out At Glendalough

I consider Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland, to be one of the most inspiring places on earth.  It’s where Iseult Gonne is buried and where some chapters of But A Dream, the third book in my WB Yeats trilogy are set. I spent as much time as possible there when I lived in Ireland, especially while researching  that novel. This poem is a tribute to all that was given to me there. Time Out At Glendalough After you have walked the ruins of seven churches, tilted back your head to seek the top of the tower that took the rounded point of Kevin’s steeple…

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