• The Song at the Back Door

Taking his backdoor as a starting point, Joseph Horgan goes on a quest to explore the natural world, bringing with him the words of Patrick Kavanagh and others writers, poets, naturalists and scientists who roamed and wrote about the Irish countryside. As he observes and considers everyday sights, familiar birds and animals, he attempts to reclaim the wonders of nature in our electronic globalised world. The book spans one autumn and one winter, framed by the departure of the swallows from the author's backyard and concluding with their return. In between, the author travels on foot or by bicycle along some still-quite country lanes of twenty-first-century rural Ireland. Mingling his observations and thoughts with references from seventh-century poetry to modern geological studies, the author encourages us to look again at nature around us and to respect and protect it. This portrait of natural riches reminds us of what is lost, and what we stand to lose, if we take it for granted, deafened by mad-made noise.

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The Song at the Back Door

  • Product Code: Joseph Horgan
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  • €5.99


Tags: Joseph Horgan, Patrick Kavanagh, Poetry, 9781848890336