2022 is going to be my year of audio. I'm working with In Ear Entertainment to get all my books into audio.
Right now, I'm finishing up making some additions to Before The Fall, which will be narrated by Adena Cahill. Next up is poetry audiobooks, where I'll be doing the narration myself.
As part of this new process, I'll release an original audio recording of one of my poems here on the blog on Tuesdays. This week, it's “Day Out At Glendalough”. Enjoy! (pic by Jonny Baker)
Day Out At Glendalough After you have walked the ruins of seven churches, tilted back your head to seek the top of the tower that took the rounded point of Kevin’s steeple and thrust it up, three times as high, from earth to sky to mark the ground you walk upon as holy; after you have circled green lake paths that urge you up, then further up, to top the crashing waterfall, then higher; after you’ve been stopped and stopped again, by sight of ice-sliced mountain cut to valley its mesh of rivers and falls, rushing to empty all into two, long lakes that somehow take this ceaseless gush and hold it still, you will know the allure of here, as of all the places we call sacred, is the silence. You will have heard the voice of your own blood dropping into the deep.