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John O’Donohue0

When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness;… Continue reading John O’Donohue0

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W.B. Yeats

When You are Old      When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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Austin Clarke

Sleepy moths fluttered In her dark eyes, And her lips grew quieter Than lullabies. Swaying with the reedgrass Over the stream Lazily she lingered Cradling a dream. —Austin Clarke, from “The Awakening of Dermuid,” Austin Clarke (From “The Vengeance of Finn.”) Anthology of Irish Verse. Edited with an introductionby Padraic Colum. (New York: Boni and… Continue reading Austin Clarke

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