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“The Lament for Art O’Leary”: Part 5 of my introduction to the famous Irish poem by Art’s wife, Eileen Dubh O’Connell (1773).

Published on February 17th, 2010 by Malachi

Some months ago I posted four sections of the introduction I wrote for one of the most popular of my handmade books at The Stone Street Press. I had intended to post the rest of it, but did not do so –until now. I don’t know if I will finish it in one sitting, but […]

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“Consolations” -herewith the text of my translation of the 15th C. Irish poem that I gave my Introduction to yesterday. Enjoy!

Published on January 23rd, 2010 by Malachi

But first, the first line in Gaelic, so you can see what it looks like and feels like: “Deithfridh am dhail, a leobhrain, ” [My Translation:] Hurry to me, O little book, writing-speckled pages, wonderful tales. As all others forsake me, please don’t you leave me now. Come, you of the clean smooth pages, firmly […]

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“Consolations” is a 15th C. Irish poem that I translated a few years ago: I was binding a few copies today, and decided to re-read it….I’m glad I did!

Published on January 21st, 2010 by Malachi

In this fascinating poem, written in Ireland –in Irish– about 1500 A.D., we get a unique glimpse into the interior life of a civilized man. We sense that he lives in or near a city or a town. He is anonymous: we know nothing about him. But in a far more profound sense –thanks to his poem– we know a great deal.

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