Wealth of Talent

The Irish Independent carries an article by Peter van de Kamp which has the welcome news that there is a new book by Brendan Kennelly, typically named “Familiar Strangers”.A murky morning was rescued by

I don’t propose to go on about
cries,
but I’ve been hearing a lot of
them lately,
mainly from within.
It stems from a childhood in North Kerry.
That’s where the snipe
wear Wellingtons and
swallows from Africa
swim through the
summer

For me this puts the bickering at and about Leeds Castle into perspective.