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Shin Rin Yoku

The only “Bards in the Woods” I managed to attend was a few years back, in Mullinaleaghta in Longford, where John Wilmott …

When Man Plays God

China had a campaign using the best science of the time to kill vermin, most notably the sparrow, and a plague of …

Red Sky at Dawn in Ballybrit

Birds on the street eat litters breakfast buffet The crows and jackdaws take to the sky in fright Seagulls braver are tardy …

War with the Whin

“Whin” is the word for furze in Hiberno English and Ulster Scots in the northern half of Ireland (North Leinster and Connacht, …

Morning Caw of the Jackdaw

The jackdaws call in the morning Before the sun streaks the sky From tree, or other perch, loud it echos We listening, …

A Cat and I

Next door to our house in Banagher was McIntyre (then it was Deanes), and one of their cats was up a tree …

No Money in Saving Lives

The world in places a desert Where water does not flow, Water flows down so deep Where no mere well drilling rig …

Two Dogs Having An Argument

By a pole scratching fiercely At another it starts to bark To be met with more doggy abuse Not heard since the …

The Arid Earth

The arid earth, the white man sees No water, reason of life And walks led by legend of inner sees Brings on …