The land of poets

Jon Kennedy’s ‘Postcards from
his soj
ourn in Northern Ireland

The land of poets

JONAL ENTRY 1301 | JULY 29 2013
. . . take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded.
— from the Epistle to the Romans chapter 16, from today’s
Orthodox lectionary readings
See the homelitical thought below.
Diary: Last week, spent at the John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh, was yet another confrontation with poetry, its importance in England and Ireland, but especially Ireland. It confirmed that, allowing that some of the best poets who read their work there are English, Ireland is not only the land of saints and scholars, it is the land of poets. . . .

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