Deirdre Brennan

Swimming With Pelicans / Ag Eitilt fara Condair

ISBN: 9781903631645

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In this dual language collection there are evocations of memory, poems of war, dispossession and the removal of freedom. Landscapes hold a sense of threat and foreboding, hiding the missing, the murdered, the unbaptised. Dream landscapes feature as background to the hunt for imagination and inspiration. Old deities, Celtic, Hindu or Mayan break through consciousness to claim their dues, and old languages whisper just beyond the range of hearing. Life’s transience – birth, ageing and death, including the death of children and the demolition of the old to make way for the new – is addressed in stunning sequences.