A masterful, moving collection of poetry - and the first published work by this much-loved, highly respected writer who, sadly, passed away aged just fifty-two in January 2008.
John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Gaelic as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured in Europe and America and wrote a number of international bestsellers- Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two collections of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory, his first published work.
His taut concise pieces use words and syntax with the sort of
freedom that comes after mastery * Books Ireland *
In these poems, the west of Ireland landscape and climate in all their harshness are metaphors for the emotional climate of the work * Poetry Ireland Review *