Hope Must be Maintained

Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.
Seamus Heaney

Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
Seamus Heaney


I'm back from Listowel, Croughcroneen, The Aran Islands, Doolin, Galway and many other stops along the way. With more than 300 pictures, 7 new poems, lots of chocolate, Tayto chips, full Irish breakfasts, mugs of tay, pints of Guiness, hot whiskeys, many laughs, a few tears and much more knowledge about Irish poetry I'm ready to tackle more work. I didn't win the Artella poetry contest but received an Honorable Mention and a Special Recognition Honor award. That's why I chose Seamus Heaney's quote hope has to be maintained. It's easy to give up writing poetry, but with all I've learned I hope to write some new work very shortly and do some rewriting of the original poems I wrote over the last week. I feel like I've been gone a very long time...

I'm posting this video of Doolin very reminiscent of the sights we toured over the last week. I'll be posting pictures from my trip shortly.


Lovingly,
The Writing Nag