Thursday, 3 January 2013

THE POETRY PROJECT

© Ailbhe Ní Bhriain: Great Good Places (IV)

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!

2 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

I really liked the poem and animation - thanks for posting this :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Rae. Today's one is dark. A poem from Sinéad Morrissy. I'm loving this project :)