Perhaps some alchemist
Could weave this spell
The meaning of it all.
That measure of the Earth
Would reason tell
What law of harmony
When Eden fell.
The Meath Writers' Circle held their monthly meeting at the Castle Hotel in Trim tonight with about twelve in attendance. The above is a video of Willie reading "What Matters Most" and is hopefully the first in a series of poems on video. Favourite poems as it were! Sorry about the picture quality!
Tommy Murray at The White House Limerick Aug 4 2010.
If you click on the above you can hear Tommy reading some of his poems at The White House in Limerick where he was the guest reader on August the 4th last. The ones included on this video clip are Stella's Cottage and The Famine Trilogy and also not forgetting Whiskey. Tommy set up The Meath Writers' Circle back in the early nineties and has been writing short stories and poetry ever since and has gone on to win many prizes, and been published widely over the years. He has published a number of books on local history and if you click on the link for "Meath Books" you'll find more information on the above. Also on youtube there are other videos of Tommy reading posted by "sheriff from navan". Worth a look!
Tommy Murray of The Meath Writers' Circle will be the guest reader at The White House Venue in Limerick this weekend, where he will read from his collection "Counting Stained Glass Windows". Published by Lapwing of Belfast it is now in it's second edition and is, as they say, available in all good bookshops or from the author himself. On the home front James Linnane had his second outing at The Steps Public House in Trim. Not just a writer, James is a dab hand at the old stand up routine and can sing a bit as well. I tried out a few poems, but as John Lennon used to say " You know it aint easy!" Speaking of John Lennon, if you go over to the "Emerging Writer" website ,there's information about a poetry contest in Liverpool, and it's Free! Just click on the link opposite. Michael Farry of The Boyne Writers' Group picked up a Highly Commended cert for himself in The iYeats Poetry competition in Sligo a few days back, which is actually his own neck of the woods, and if I'm not mistaken, no less a personage than the great Leonard Cohen will be playing at Lissadell House this weekend. Did I read somewhere that he's to visit a certain graveyard?
The light of evening, Lissadell
Great windows open to the south.
Two girls in silk kimonos
Both beautiful, one a gazelle.
W. B. Yeats.
Photo: Balloon landing outside Kilmessan Village Co. Meath late evening.