Dolores Keane, The Evertides & Eavan Boland : Celebrating the Women of Ireland 1)

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March now.

The sun shines hot and the wind blows cold.

Summer in the light and winter in the shade.

March is the month when the Immortal Jukebox, in the run up to the St Patrick’s day festivities, celebrates the enormous contribution Irish artists have made to the World’s treasury of Poetry, Song and Paintings.

This year’s posts are in celebration of the works, so often under regarded, of the Women of Ireland.

Each post will feature a song by an established singer and another by a singer or group who may not yet have gained fame outside of Ireland.

I will also be showcasing a Poetry reading and a Painting.

I hope I will be making introductions that will lead you to further exploration.

Today :

Songs by Dolores Keane and The Evertides.

Eavan Boland reading :

‘The Lost Art of Letter Writing’, ‘Quarantine’ and ‘The Emigrant Irish’.


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Allow me to tell you how it happened. Poetry from the pen of

~The Poet’s Poet~

Yesterday he caught words in flight

Little did they know what would be their plight?

From the air he plucked them one by one

Gathering to himself he thought now let us have some fun

Returning to the Man Shed, laid down words which would in time be read

Poetic words, words which rhymed, words to be read aloud never mimed

Putting flesh on bones would always be a challenge

He had confidence in his ability words he could rearrange

Which in the end once properly penned would fill his heart with pride

Whether his poem would stand the test of time was for others to decide

Poetry can take many forms. Life’s too short to be taken serious

There are times for calmness and for brainstorms resulting in words multifarious.

© Chris Black. March 2019

#Poetry #amwriting