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Word Cloud: BEHOLDER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD  On April 27, 2020, Ireland lost one of its great poets.  Eavan Boland (1944-2020) was born in Dublin, Ireland, but her father was a career diplomat, so she spent part of her childhood in London, where … Continue reading

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A Poem for Potato Lover’s Day

The potato may seem like an ordinary, even humble, root vegetable, making regular appearances on the tables of the poor. But the potato famine in Ireland, which began in 1845, showed its power – the blight on potatoes in Ireland … Continue reading

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