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AN ADDRESS TO SCOTLAND

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AN ADDRESS TO SCOTLAND Scotland you belong to your painted people, a people that paints itself, a people that paints its own fates. The pictures on the skin of the ancient arms and torso of Scotland…

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MICHAEL McDEVITT 1926-2012

Lough Swilly – the Lake of Shadows, the Lake of the Eyes – Buncrana, Inishowen, Donegal… I came to scatter my father’s ashes in his hometown in the Solstice of 2014. My father once took me to see Frank McGuinness’ play … Continue reading

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JOYCEANA

The good ship Ulysses, slower than the Swift, more joyous. No sea, no odyssey. Joyce in Stephen’s Green. A silly quote from Ulysses has Dedalus musing “Crossing Stephen’s, that is, my green…” This isn’t Joyce’s finest nanosecond but it keeps … Continue reading

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A YEATSIAN LOVE-NEST

This was the 52 Holland Park house where Yeats hired a ‘service flat’ to facilitate sexual relations with the journalist Edith Shackleton Heald, whom he met in 1937. He was 71, she was 53. The flat cost two guineas a … Continue reading

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MERCURY

This is the bronze statue of Mercury at 2 Ladbroke Grove which adorned the Mercury Theatre, a poet’s theatre where Eliot, Auden et al used to have their plays put on. They planned to open with a season of Yeats … Continue reading

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AN ADDRESS TO SCOTLAND

AN ADDRESS TO SCOTLAND Scotland you belong to your painted people, a people that paints itself, a people that paints its own fates. The pictures on the skin of the ancient arms and torso of Scotland are pictures of a … Continue reading

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