Kevin McCarthy has made his surname known in America. Here is one of his ancestors.
Crainn Jacaranda,/buamaí gorma áille…
Jacaranda trees,lovely explosions of blue.
‘I call that piece a wonder now; Fra Pandolf’s hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.’
There was a time when thoughts
were clear and led to productive
so…IF that is true –
I only have your word for it.
I trust you, but your black and white
has grey edges.
She points out how the dog is happy to see him home too and the cat in her own way. The bougainvillea has grown wild without his care, the olives need picking. She then notices his inability to respond and offers her arms, in which he finally releases his emotions, relieved to be home again.
Heaney’s poem ‘Punishment’ will also be removed from the OCR’s GCSE poetry anthology from September 2022. GCSEs are the basic level of qualification in British education, while A-levels are taken by secondary school students aged between 16 and 18.
Upcoming Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar on Heaney’s visit to Australia in 1994.
Aistear Ghabh sé trí na sráideannaistoíchemar ghadaí nó teachtaire an ghealach ina lóchrannna réaltaíá n-ídiú féin ar maidinbhí na sléibhte anngan fáilte gan doicheall gaoth scallta lastall díobhgaineamhlach go bun na spéire lig sé don ghaineamh é a bhálig sé chuige an t-íonú Journey He passed through the streets at night like a thief or …
My poem was written in English and in Irish, so I needed to find a suitable Irish term for a Dust Devil.