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To Star the Dark | Doireann Ni Ghriofa
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Do our passions control us or us them? These poems find themselves asking such questions in hospitals, in cellars, in Parisian parks and American laundromats, inside our screens and beyond them. Poems of blood and birdsong, of rain and desire, of aftermath and ambivalence, each spoken by a voice, which - like the starlings - sings, at once, both past and present. "Looking into the dark sky of history, Doireann N Ghrofa calls up an illuminating fire, a night constellated into images of passion and destruction. An astrologer of the body, its endurance and its vulnerability, N Ghrofa is a poet of daring skill. Lyrical, searching and enchanted, To Star the Dark is a blazing, brave collection." - Sen Hewitt "Like [Eavan] Boland, N Ghrofa constructs a mysterious world for her readers from the matter of ordinary life. The poems of this collection impress upon us that magic and depth can be found in the minutiae of the everyday." - Poetry Ireland Review, on Lies
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To Star the Dark | Doireann Ni Ghriofa
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Yesterday was International Womens Day. I love this pic… Mna is Irish for Women … Mna awesome ❤️

We‘ve taken it on as our new Bookclub pic. Because they could be at a Bookclub 👍🏻 ❤️🥂

Trashcanman Nice picture 2mo
Tamra 👏🏾👌🏾 2mo
LeahBergen I love it! It definitely looks like a raucous book club. 😆 2mo
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Cinfhen 💕💕💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @Trashcanman I think so ! 👍 2mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It really does look familiar 🙈 2mo
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readordierachel Love this post ❤ 2mo
TrishB That would be an ace book club meeting 😁 2mo
CarolynM What book do you think they're reading? Maybe 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Wouldn‘t it just 👍😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Yes! I‘d say that‘s the book 👍😊 2mo
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To Star the Dark | Doireann Ni Ghriofa
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Beautiful poetry ❤️

From : While Bleeding….
In a vintage boutique on Sullivan‘s Quay
I lift a winter coat ….

In glass, I am wrapped in old red - …

This pocket may once have sheltered
something precious: a necklace, a love letter,
or a fresh egg , feather-warm, held gently
so it couldn‘t crack, couldn‘t leak through seams,
so it couldn‘t stain the dress within.

Cathythoughts @TrishB @squirrelbrain I have a copy too & I‘ve just read it & I love it ❤️ (edited) 4mo
TrishB I loved it too ❤️ beautiful poems. 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB So beautiful! I could quote the whole book 4mo
squirrelbrain Sounds lovely - I hope to get to it soon! ❤️ 4mo
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A wonderful collection of new poetry. I will definitely look up some more by this poet.
And look at that cover ❤️
Thanks Cathy, love reading new poets (to me!).

LeahBergen Great cover! 5mo
Cathythoughts Your welcome, I‘m looking forward to reading it myself too ❤️ 5mo
TrishB @LeahBergen very eye catching 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts very modern and thoughtful 👍🏻 5mo
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I didn‘t take part in the #jolabokaflodswap this year and I‘ve been very jealous looking at everyone else‘s gifts, so I decided to open your gift a day early @Cathythoughts !

This little book of poetry looks fabulous and I look forward to reading it when sitting by the fire this evening.

Hope you‘re having a lovely Christmas Eve with your family! ❤️🎄

Oryx Happy Christmas Eve ❤️❤️ 5mo
Amiable Merry Christmas to you and yours, Helen! 5mo
squirrelbrain Same to you @Amiable - have a lovely festive season! 5mo
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LeahBergen Lovely gifts! 😍😍 5mo
Cathythoughts Your welcome! It‘s the same author as Ghost In The Throat … I thought it would be interesting to see what her poetry is like 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
squirrelbrain I saw it was the same author @Cathythoughts - very intrigued! 5mo
Reggie Merry Christmas! 5mo
squirrelbrain Merry Christmas to you too @Reggie ! 5mo
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