Capital City



I’ve been up in Capital City since yesterday.

Lucky me – I got a place on Poetry Ireland hosted masterclass with the Ireland Chair of Poetry, Paula Meehan. A dozen of us met at Ballywaltrim Library in Bray. Time flew, as it always does on such occasions.  It was well worth the journey by car, train, DART, bus, & shanks mare to get there.

Thanks to Paula for the gift of her gentle presence and insight, and to everyone around the table who shared their work. And to Jane who kept an eye on the clock.

I stayed in the heart of ‘town’. And the bould bucko above is diagonally across the street from the sun-filled dining room as I type this. Breakfast with Oscar – peachy!

Blue skies over Dublin, so I’ll pop over later to Oscar. I used to work near here. I loved lunchtime moments in Merrion Square – even the frosty days in the heather garden, with the snowdrops and crocuses.

Here is a good site about Oscar in the park:

I’m off to RTE later to record some poetry. But more about that later.