“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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New Poem: “Gasp! Inspire! Expire! –Go breathless!”

Published on August 22nd, 2009 by Malachi

gaspPOEM: “Gasp! Inspire! Expire! –go breathless!” The Last Gasp? To expire– life takes your breath away. What is that expiration date?

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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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