Carrying the Songs

Carrying the Songs

eBook - 2011
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Carrying the Songs explores what is lost to time and change, and what endures and is transformed: languages and landscapes, artefacts and songs, carried through a lifetime, across oceans, across centuries. A longforgotten Gaelic word surfaces from childhood and is reanimated by use; a tiny Stone Age carving speaks across millennia of a shared human impulse to create. At the heart of this collection is migration, the rhythm that draws together the natural and the human worlds. Luminous and precise, Moya Cannon's poetry resonates like remembered songs.
Publisher: New York : Carcanet, 2011.
ISBN: 9781847778390
1847778399
Characteristics: 1 online resource (155 p.)
Contents: AttentionAn Altered Gait; Bulbs; Night; Migrations; Between the Jigs and the Reels; About the Author; Irish poetry from Carcanet Press; Copyright.
Thalassa'Taom'; Tree Stump; Turf Boats; Prodigal; No Sense in Talking; Hills; The Foot of Muckish; Listening Clay; Easter; Scar; Eros; Afterlove; Narrow Gatherings; Dark Spring; Wet Doves; Nest; Crow's Nest; After the Burial; Sympathetic Vibration; Foundations; Votive Lamp; from The Parchment Boat; Crannóg; Shards; Introductions; Murdering the Language; Hunter's Moon; Ontario Drumlin; Patched Kayak; Oysters; Tending; Violin; Viola d'Amore; Arctic Tern; Milk; Winter Paths; Hazelnuts; Mountain; Scríob; Thole-Pin; Easter Houses; Song in Windsor, Ontario; Driving through Light in West Limerick.
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; I; Winter Birds; Carrying the Songs; Timbre; Our Words; First Poetry; Forgetting Tulips; Augers; Demolition; Oughterard Lemons; Golden Lane; Indigo; Rún; Starlings; Bright City; Stranger; Walking out to Island Eddy; Sheep at Night in the Inagh Valley; Weaning; Whin; Barbari; II; To Colmcille Returning; Going for Milk; Script; Shells; Survivors; Breastbone; Exuberance; Banny; Orientation; Aubade; Pollen; Vogelherd Horse, 30,000 BC; Chauvet; The Force; Lamped; from Oar; Eagles' Rock; Holy Well; Thirst in the Burren; Oar.
Summary: Carrying the Songs explores what is lost to time and change, and what endures and is transformed: languages and landscapes, artefacts and songs, carried through a lifetime, across oceans, across centuries. A longforgotten Gaelic word surfaces from childhood and is reanimated by use; a tiny Stone Age carving speaks across millennia of a shared human impulse to create. At the heart of this collection is migration, the rhythm that draws together the natural and the human worlds. Luminous and precise, Moya Cannon's poetry resonates like remembered songs.

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