Christmas and New Year Wish

I’m winding down for some family time….and want to wish my readers a joyful and restful Christmas.

Join me again in January with the first post of the new year featuring Irish poet Brian Kirk who talks to me about writing and launching his first poetry collection After The Fall (Salmon Poetry).

And here’s hoping that 2018 is a year filled with wonder and kindness, with shelter and care for everyone.

Winter time: reflection, reading, rest

This autumn leading into this December, I’ve been incredibly busy with teaching and writing, yet I’ve also been feeling the need to contemplate.

It’s a turning inward, a type of hibernation that gives me time to think and allow a creative space to form – somewhere that the unknown will thrive and flourish.

I was delighted to see that writer and artist Clare Mulvany is hosting ten Poetry Salons online – a space in which to listen to poetry and consider what it might mean to you. I’ve just finished listening to the first Poetry Salon with poems by Mary Oliver and Rachel Holstead. What a fantastic way to open the door to our creative selves….Check out Clare’s Poetry Salon here and have a listen!

As a postscript, I just found a video I made at the edge of Dromineer lake some time ago and listening to the sound of the water has just put a smile on my face.