Arranged in a series of short reflections, ‘Mayoings; Hillwalking, the Landscape Poetry of Ancient China, and Mayo’ is a celebration of the natural beauty of Mayo and an exploration of how walking can give us a different perspective, both on ourselves and on the world.
In Ancient China, rivers and mountains were revered as sacred objects and much great poetry was written about their beauty. ‘Mayoings’ is an attempt to take many of the themes encountered in Chinese poetry and apply them to a contemporary context.
The book is divided into four main sections and covers many of the most famous walks/mountains in County Mayo.
The book would appeal to hillwalkers (the question of walking as a spiritual/poetic exercise being one that has received little attention in the literature on the subject) as well as readers who enjoy innovative original writing.
Mayoings - The Landscape Poetry of Mayo
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