Elizabeth is a writer of nonfiction and fiction. Heaney’s words “Walk on air, against better judgement” has become her talisman for life. In other words - be bold!
The Hermitage translated from Irish 9th century by Frank O’Connor
Grant me sweet Christ the grace to find -
Son of the Living God! -
A small hut in a lonesome spot
To make …
Terra Australis by James McAuley (1942)
Voyage within you, on the fabled ocean,
And you will find that Southern Continent,
Quiros’ vision – his hidalgo heart,
And mythical Australia, where reside
All things in their …
Lightenings viii by Seamus Heaney (1991)
The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise
Were all at prayers inside the oratory
A ship appeared above them in the air.
The anchor dragged along behind …
I wrung my hands under my dark veil by Anna Akhmatova (1911)
Translated by Stanley Kunitz
I wrung my hands under my dark veil. . .
"Why are you pale, what makes you …