Late at night, when the house is quiet and the cats have finally curled up for peaceful sleep, I can lie awake for hours with my mind racing from one elaborate scheme to another. Turning off a busy brain is not always as easy as just closing my eyes.
Being about the quieten the noise and find a singular focus is something that poetry can help with. I can’t throw all my favourite words into a piece with the expectation that I will create something coherent. The exploration of different poetry forms, which is filling my blog of late, has taught me that sometimes you can say a lot about a little topic, and with very few words!
Today I am serving a Snam Suad, an Irish poetry form with a rich history. It seems quite fitting given most of my family tree is populated by Irish branches!
A Grandmother's Patience Lullaby For baby: "Go to sleep", Comforting. Drifting off To dreamscapes: Soft, gentle. Lullaby