Bit Devine's Blog Posts Tagged 'Literature' (5)

Book Review: 'Christmas at the House on an Irish Hillside'

Book Review

Christmas at the House on an Irish Hillside (available only in e-book format) by Felicity…

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Added by Bit Devine on December 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

'The Wild Swans at Coole'

 The Wild Swans at Coole

by William Butler Yeats

The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky;

Upon the brimming water among the stones

Are…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

No Passport Needed -- 'Ireland: In Word and Image'

Ireland: In Word and Image

By Jay Ben Adlersberg

Welcome Books, 272 Pages

On Sale Via Amazon.com October 22, 2013

Pre-Order Price: $42.70 (List Price $60.00)

A Review by Catherine Lilbit Devine

There is…

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Added by Bit Devine on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

From the Frontier of Writing - Seamus Heaney

From the Frontier Of Writing



The tightness and the nilness round that space

when the car stops in the road, the troops inspect

its make and number and, as one bends his face

towards your window, you catch sight of more

on a hill beyond, eyeing with intent

down cradled guns that hold you under cover

and everything is pure interrogation

until a rifle motions and you move

with guarded unconcerned…

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Added by Bit Devine on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Follower - Seamus Heaney

I identified strongly with this poem from the first time I heard it spoken. Much like the follower that was Seamus in his childhood, I followed behind my father and grandfather as they worked cattle and handled ranch duties ... mimicking, getting under foot and learning, growing, as I did.

And now ... in the silver times, my father is slowing, jabbering on, following my lead ... sometimes: 

Follower



My father worked with a…

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Added by Bit Devine on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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