Masters of Tradition Festival Programme 2018

Saturday CAINTEANNA (TALK)

Saturday CAINTEANNA (TALK)

Where
Ma Murphy’s Bar

When
Sat 25 August 2018 15:30

Cost
€10

SOLD OUT

David Whyte – The Bell and The Blackbird: The Invisible Bridge Between Past, Present and Future

Join David Whyte in a cycle of poems looking at the invisible invitations that lie in many of the hidden pilgrimage places of Ireland, particularly in North Clare and Connemara his second homes in the world.


THE BELL AND THE BLACKBIRD

The sound
of a bell
still reverberating,

or a blackbird
calling
from a corner
of a
field.

Asking you
to wake
into this life
or inviting you
deeper
to one that waits.

Either way
takes courage,
either way wants you
to be nothing
but that self that
is no self at all,
wants you to walk
to the place
where you find
you already know
how to give
every last thing
away.

from THE BELL AND THE BLACKBIRD ©2018 Many Rivers Press