Entries from October 2009

Part Two of my “Herself Long Ago” essay: Why no Irish Goddess of Love?

Published on October 23rd, 2009 by Malachi

This is Part Two of the essay that you read Part One of yesterday (qv). “That there is no Irish Goddess of Love is often attributed to the Irish “inclination” to chastity, celibacy, and the maternal. But to my mind it is better explained that the continuum of love, sexuality, nurturing, are to be found, […]

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Why is “Herself Long Ago” one of my most popular books? I have some ideas.

Published on October 22nd, 2009 by Malachi

Here is an essay that I wrote some time ago, as an introduction to Book One of “Herself Long Ago” “What was it like being a woman a thousand years ago? The strong clear voices of these Irishwomen inform us about their lives, their hearts and minds. They impress us powerfully across the centuries. The […]

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POEM: BARACK’S PEACE PRIZE (–by Malachi McCormick; 10.9.09)

Published on October 9th, 2009 by Malachi

POEM: Barack’s Peace Prize The prize is not for getting us to shake hands. Only we two can shake hands. The prize is for The Dream of hand-shaking (rather than fist-shaking) –Malachi McCormick

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