It looks like it does in the picture in my previous blog outside this morning. Winter is truly arrived. Over coffee, brown bread and jam I listened to some of Sunday Miscellany. The last story was about Alexander Selkirk and was written and read by Vona Groake. It was really well told over the radio. Selkirk features in Kavanagh's poem Inniskeen Road:July Evening.
Oh, Alexander Selkirk knew the plight
Of being king and government and nation.
A road, a mile of kingdom, I am king
Of banks and stones and every blooming thing.
Selkirk's abandonment on the island of Juan Fernandez off the coast of Chile is thought to have inspired Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Vona Groake is a well known poet published by Gallery Press. Her collections include Other People's Houses and Spindrift. You can listen to the story here http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sundaymiscellany/
I also listened to my parents discuss the economy and what's happening in the country. When will the general election occur and who would you vote for? What will the budget have in store? How are we going to cope with what's ahead? News just broken is that Jerry Adams is going up for election in Louth.
And I sewed a button in my work trousers. The three poems I was working on are finished though I might look at them again later. What's next, another Arthurian sonnet, and?