Tag Archive: Saint Patrick’s Day

Mar
16

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with poem by Marie Cadden

Saint Patrick © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m off to start my celebrations with a luncheon today. How about you? Celebrating? Today I share with you a stanza from a poem by Irish poet Marie Cadden. On my last trip to Ireland I bought a book of poetry titled Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi (Salmon Press) from Charlie Byrne’s …

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Mar
17

Sláinte

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’ve spent the weekend celebrating. First on Friday I re-connected with a cousin. Since then my mind has been on the past, the uncles and aunts, grandparents, and parents now deceased. All weekend long the pull to look back has been strong, and I have indulged myself, remembering the funny stories …

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Mar
16

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day: Poetry Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and Yeats

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Today’s focus is on the Irish, so I have listed some of my favorite literary Irish things. If you’re looking for contemporary Irish poetry, there is no better journal than Poetry Ireland Review (published quarterly). A subscription also includes a bi-monthly news letter, Poetry Ireland News. Though the overseas subscription rate is rather steep, the …

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Mar
16

Early bloom

Early bloom © Ellen Wade Beals

  Usually these flowers do not bloom until May, but this year they are celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. Hope you are too.