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Elegy for the Corncrake by Michael Boyle

Elegy for the Corncrake by Michael Boyle

An Elegy for the Corncrake (On September 26 2020 local bird watcher Jared Clarke saw a corncrake on the South- east coast of Newfoundland.) Crek craik, crek craik crek craikNear noon on that Saturday mornon the boggy bake apple barrensflushed out by the spottersat a droke close Cape Race.You were only just a couple hours … Continue reading

Cuckoon’s Nest

Cuckoon’s Nest

Working through Irish-music tune-names for an article in the 3rd edition of Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Fintan Valelly was time-travelled back to the 1800s, conjured by those melodic ‘handles’ into a heaving landscape of people, lives, places and the everyday. Continue reading