The Living Tapestry of the Earth

Scott McVay, writing in the Prelude to “The Biophilia Hypothosis” (1993) edited by Kellert and Wilson says: “My conscious entry into the living tapestry of the Earth was through the whale tribe…My mentor was Ishmael, who on one occasion in “Moby Dick” was linked by a monkey-rope to Queequeg, a seasoned harpooner, standing on the…

Archbishop Brown’s Lack of Reality

The Meaning of Life RTE ONE Sunday 20th. November 2016   Last night I watched RTE ONE’s “The Meaning of Life” with Gay Byrne. He was interviewing Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland or the Vatican’s Ambassador to Ireland and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps here.   What made me particularly angry with…

Remembering at a Civil Union

This was published in The Stinging Fly 2016 Centenary Edition “In the Wake of the Rising” Edited by Sean O’Reilly but since not many of my followers abroad will have seen it there I thought I would post it here now. Sorry about the double spacing in the poem …its a mystery..anyone have a solution?…

Poem on Bartra Beach County Mayo: A Tombolo.

Poem on Bartra Beach A “tombolo” is a sand  spit that joins an island to the mainland and is largely, if not entirely, the creation of the sea itself and then the wind and vegetation and wildlife and it all becomes holistic and part of the mystery of Gaia herself. Like Gaia it is vulnerable…