Off the main road …

Emo Court, Co. Laois. What a beauty! Sister Tree and her Brother Human hanging out in the red Resurrection . Renewal . Rebirth . Life keeps on living no matter what we think . Portal (to where?) at Garryhinch Woods . My precious fairy child wild and free on the Sliabh Bloom Mountaims DANCE there … Continue reading Off the main road …

Joy in the ordinary…

“The mundane and the sacred are one in the same “ ~Alan Watts Seed saving time ; medicinal common mellow and lupin seed pods Young engineer and his nana building a reading light Little gardener harvesting tomatoes in the polytunnel . Growing tomatoes is an ongoing learning experience we get a bit better every year … Continue reading Joy in the ordinary…

Summer moments ….

Elderflower harvest for cordial (below) and oat & seed bread Home made Created by little fingers age 10 Bluebell seed pods Bird houses made by 12 year old hands Beautiful painting by my gifted artist friend Aishling Hennessy . Cabbage flowers by Earth. Herb Robert ... an ancient healer Holiday evening at River Slaney , … Continue reading Summer moments ….

The greatness of Greater Plantain

Greater Plantain (plantago major ) native to Ireland is a wild perennial medicinal edible, highly nutritious, containing vitamins A, B, C and K, calcium, fibre, fat, protein, silicon, sodium, zinc and tannin. The nutty-flavoured seeds are also considered a good source of protein. It can be quite bitter to taste and so easier to eat … Continue reading The greatness of Greater Plantain

A Place Called Remembrance

In a moment you can’t remember, you appeared to your Holy Self,Timeless perfection,Language-less, history-less.You entered here an innocent child of the love between the Infinite and the Mother Ground.Wonder and awe encompassed every cell of your being at what you were witnessing.Every sense at its highest height absorbing the depth and breadth of Spirit made … Continue reading A Place Called Remembrance

Choices

To devise or explore ,Construct or create ,Trend or diverge,A goal or to journey,To assert or to sing ,A document or a poem ,An appointment or a season ,Concrete or Earth,Destroy or Birth,Warring faker or peacemaker,Order or the wild,Restrained or beguiled,To hear or to listen,Conform or rebel ,Shoes or bare feet ,To separate or merge … Continue reading Choices

Tall Tales

Tall tales told Ten by ten centuries old,Of mighty malevolent monsters bringing mayhem,And terror of their powers,Though truth be told,The lineage of Adam Long have laughed and leered at their Lord,Drawn a devil and declared it their deity,Themselves doing deeds more destructive,Than any tall tale they tell. ~Annette Morris Keane June 2014

Mam

The moola’s are scarce this week.So I said to Her “I’ll get you something nice for your birthday next week”She says “You won’t. There’s no need for that carry on.”“I know” I said, “I’ll write you a poem.”“You won’t”, She said.“Would you not like a poem written about you?”“I wouldn’t.” And this is how it … Continue reading Mam

The Secret Painter

Life paints itself,Infinitely flooding with flow & form & feature.It loves so mercilessly it cares notAbout the collisions & catastrophes,The exploding eruptions of its unfettered freedom of expression.Life is so full of itSelf,Every drop of its colour is bursting with its own potence.All at once it is unbound yet formed,Incalculably moulded.Every space on its canvas … Continue reading The Secret Painter

Wait….

Know this.No body,no person,no home,no beliefs,no community,no country, no culture, no ideas,no creations,no goal,no destiny,no lover,no child,no cause,no effect,no joy,no sadness,no leader,no followers,no angels,no ghosts,no gurus,no gods.will take away your longing to wake and know the One.You may find temporary reprieve from the suffering of sleepbut until you surrender to Her your dream remains.Whatever you … Continue reading Wait….