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Conamara Blues
     

Conamara Blues

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by John O'Donohue, Van Dusen (Editor)
 

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Conamara in the West of Ireland is a strange and beautiful landscape—a landscape of intense contrasts that is uniquely dependent on light and shade. In this exquisitely crafted collection of poetry, John O'Donohue evokes the vital energy and rhythm of Conamara, engaging with the earth, sky, and sea, and its majestic mountains that quietly preside over this terse

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Conamara in the West of Ireland is a strange and beautiful landscape—a landscape of intense contrasts that is uniquely dependent on light and shade. In this exquisitely crafted collection of poetry, John O'Donohue evokes the vital energy and rhythm of Conamara, engaging with the earth, sky, and sea, and its majestic mountains that quietly preside over this terse landscape.

Written with penetrating insight and deftness of touch, Conamara Blues offers a unique, imaginative vision of a landscape dwelling within its own narrative—a landscape of hope and possibility that is at once familiar and unknown.

About the Author:
John O'Donohue is the author of several works, including the collection of poems, Echoes of Memory, a book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung, and two international best-sellers, Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes. He lives in Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060957254
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
463,727
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Conamara Blues

Thought-Work

In memory of Joe Pilkington

Off course from the frail music sought by words

And the path that always claims the journey,

In the pursuit of a more oblique rhythm,

Creating mostly its own geography,

The mind is an old crow

Who knows only to gather dead twigs,

Then take them back to the vacancy

Between the branches of the parent tree

And entwine them around the emptiness

With silence and unfailing patience

Until what was fallen, withered and lost

Is now set to fill with dreams as a nest.

Conamara Blues. Copyright © by John O'Donohue. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

John O'Donohue was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tübingen in 1990. He is the author of several works, including a book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung; two collections of poetry, Echoes of Memory and Conamara Blues; and two international bestsellers, Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes. He lectures and holds workshops in Europe and America, and is currently researching a book on the philosophical mysticism of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Ireland.

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