2024-02-25

Cuimhne

Elihu Vedder

"An cuimhin leat mé?"
"Ní cuimhin, mo bhrón!"

"Is mise tusa
Nuair a bhí tú óg."

"Is tusa mise
Nuair a bhí mé óg?

Ní aithním thú,
Ná mé féin, ochón!"

2024-02-24

Laethanta an Fhómhair

Paul Cézanne 

Laethanta an Fhómhair
Beagáinín ceo

Aibíonn an t-úll
Leoithne fhionnuar

Na fáinleoga réidh
Chun eitilt i gcéin

Deatach sa spéir
as corrshimléar

2024-02-23

Túr

Hans Thoma

Is mise Túr
Lig dom tú a chosaint
lem' chasúr

Dia na tintreach
agus na toirní
beidh mé ann i gcónaí

Ó na míolta móra, éalaíonn búir:
Túr! Túr! Túr! Túr!

2024-02-22

An Corn Ollmhór a Bhí ag Tíotán

Thomas Cole

An bhfuil éinne ar domhan - aon duine amháin -
A déarfaidh liom cá bhfuil bhfuil sé, sa Ghréig nó sa Spáinn?
An corn ollmhór a bhí ag Tíotán!

An báid iad sin atá ar snámh ar a bharr?
An i ndomhan eile atá siad, istigh ina lár?
An corn ollmhór a bhí ag Tíotán!

An mbaineann sé le finscéal, an mbaineann sé le dán?
Nó le treibh chaillte éigin a chuaigh ar seachrán?
An corn ollmhór a bhí ag Tíotán!


2024-02-21

Gaibriéil

David Humbert de Superville


Séid, séid, séid do throimpéad
Séid do throimpéad, a Ghaibriéil!

Dóibh siúd nach gcreideann go bhfuil tú chugainn
Dóibh siúd nach ngéilleann do Lá an Luain.

Séid, séid, séid do throimpéad
Séid do throimpéad, a Ghaibriéil!


Cuireadh / invitation


YOU ARE INVITED TO A UNIQUE ART-AND-POETRY EVENT

ON MARCH 12 (Seachtain na Gaeilge)

THE LAUNCH OF TWO OUTSTANDING BILINGUAL BOOKS

PAINTINGS BY KASHMIRI ARTIST MASOOD HUSSAIN
POETIC RESPONSES TO THE PAINTINGS
BY IRISH POET GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK
IRISH AND KASHMIRI MUSIC

Come to Liberty Hall – Halla na Saoirse – 12.3.2024 – 7.30 p.m.
For a celebration of art, music and poetry

Main speaker: Prof. MICHAEL CRONIN, T.C.D., who will launch the two books.

Special guest:  RAFIQ KATHWARI, born in Kashmir, lived in Ireland for a number of years; winner Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2013; now lives in the US.

Readers:  GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK and TRISTAN ROSENSTOCK

Plus:  live music arranged by Des Geraghty

In these two new publications –  LOVE LETTER TO KASHMIR (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York and BOATMAN! take these songs from me (Manipal Universal Press, India – as well as in earlier work, ‘Walk with Gandhi – Bóthar na Saoirse’ (2019), Gabriel Rosenstock has taken Irish poetry across many new horizons, into the modern literature of the Indian sub-continent and the wider world.

“A fusion of visual elegance and poetic mastery” is how The Kashmiri Observer recently described Love Letter to Kashmir

 
Don’t miss this unique celebration of art, music and poetry – the launch of two very beautiful, bilingual books with visual presentations of many of the paintings, readings of some of the haiku and tanka in Irish and English, interspersed with Kashmiri music and the live performance of Irish music.

Event produced by Des Geraghty

More information from Rosheen Callender – rosheen.callender@gmail.com

Kashmir Times adds to the growing number of kudos for


“In 157 pages, 75 luminous water colour paintings and matching tanka and haiku, the book is an exhilarating journey through Kashmir’s mesmerizing scenery, people, seasons, lanes, and shrines that calls our attention to the smallest details and makes one understand the world they illuminate. Through ordinary scenes of everyday life – the shepherds with their flock of sheep, women resting in a beautiful meadow and gazing into the mountains, empty streets, dilapidated houses with garlands of dried chillies hung on the walls, the crimson leaves of the autumn, the white almond blossoms, the shroud of snow, and much more – the paintings and the lyrics find beauty and divinity in anything and everything . . .”  The Culturium has fallen under the spell of Kashmir as well, the Kashmir of Masood Hussain’s meticulous yet seemingly effortless water colours and Rosenstock’s spontaneous freestyle and strict-form tanka (5-7-5-7-7- syllables):



 

(Both coffee-table books BOATMAN! take these songs from me and Love Letter to Kashmir will be available on the evening of the 12th and are distributed in Ireland by ÁIS).



2024-02-20

Fear Easa



Wilhelm Süs

Bhí fear ina chónaí faoi eas
Ar seisean, "Sea, tá sé go deas!
          Bíonn an t-uisce - monuar!
          Ábhairín beag fuar -
Ach creidim go ndéanfaidh sé mo leas!"