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Happy 2013, friends.
Ireland is celebrating its Presidency of the EU with a sweet poetry project - a weekly video/audio of 26 Irish poems between now and July. A poem per week to savour. Sign up here to get a poem delivered into your inbox. This week's offering is Brendan Kennelly's 'Begin'; it starts rather slowly but stick with it. If you're in a hurry, the actual poem starts at 01:47 (music up to that point). Kind of ironic for a poem called 'Begin' but maybe that's the point? Anyhoo, enjoy!