A masterful, moving collection of poetry - and the first published work by this much-loved, highly respected writer who, sadly, passed away aged just fifty-two in January 2008.
In this powerful, evocative collection, master storyteller John O’Donohue explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the west of Ireland, here he also creates a unique vision of a place and time, and the echo of a memory that will never fade.
“His taut concise pieces use words and syntax with the sort of freedom that comes after mastery.”
“In these poems, the west of Ireland landscape and climate in all their harshness are metaphors for the emotional climate of the work.”
Poetry Ireland Review