Bilingual collection by Louis de Paor, paperback with CD, translations by Kevin Anderson, Biddy Jenkinson and Mary O'Donoghue, with the author: art by Kathleen Furey, music by Ronan Browne. The original edition of this book is a paperback book with a CD. The eBook version only includes the text and images. The CD is only currently available with the print version of the book.
It is a collaboration between three different artists working in three different mediums. Kathleen Furey's images of loss and separation and Ronan Browne's musical settings provide a counterpoint to Louis de Paor's poems which struggle constantly towards light and redemption.
The man who speaks to us in the poems is on the brink of middle age. Behind him stand those who have gone before, ushering him on his way and shortening the road ahead. When he looks at those who are still young and innocent he finds it strange that they do not see the shadows that gather around them. Yet, the hope that creeps through the cracks in his heart cannot be stifled.
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