PART TWO: The Land of Cokaygne, by Friar Michael of Kildare

Published on January 24th, 2009 by Malachi

Yesterday I posted the first part of my introduction to the “Land of Cokaygne”. Herewith and hereunder, please find Part Two. And do let me know if you have any questions or observations. “The contagious ‘poverty’ conflict quickly spread to Ireland, where it took on an added nationalistic (Irish v. English) flavor. In the most […]

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“The Land of Cokaygne” by Friar Michael of Kildare, c.1305 –the first poem, a satire, written in English in Ireland.

Published on January 22nd, 2009 by Malachi

[ I notice that my tech-wizard, website-designing daughter Sion is currently high-lighting in this website this book that I put out in December 2001.] Let me say that I have not sold 100 copies of it in the intervening seven years –it took me the best part of a year to complete the research, write […]

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A Garden Walk-around Breakfast; and some recollections of earlier times, in tranquility

Published on September 30th, 2008 by Malachi

Saturday Morning: No Time! I had something of a dilemma. I had limited time to do several things –bind a set of “Herself Long Ago” books; calligraph the labels on the slipcase (“speed calligraphy” is a contradiction in terms); pack them up and get to the local Post Office before the Saturday 1.00 pm closing. […]

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