Hello Frank, (a year ago) you commented on my page, the photo is of corse in Ireland, I thought it was wonderful and would love to look out the window myself. I would love to visit your pub sometime as I am from Oklahoma, that is possible.
Thanks for the kind words Frank! God knows I need all the support I can get these days; not so easy being home and back to snuff. I feel like something is missing and I am doing to much, so my stress level is a bot toxic right now. I actually am a huge fan of Frank McCourts. I purchased all his books for my daughter Lexi, but have not managed to read them. She, however read three of them in one sitting! I must try to read for fun, as school reading wears me out.
Thank you for the thanks! I only started it because it was in my own heart to do so. I have enjoyed reading the many poems that have been added. I find great joy in it. All the best to you my friend! Slan
Ah Frank! I agree with you about Dublin. It is the history that captures one in its grasp, but like we know already, the times are vastly changed. To me, since the first time I'd visited to the last, the city was more like the rest of Europe and not like the rest of Ireland. Now seeing this in print makes me laugh as it would seem that that is true of many cities in fact these days, but Dublin is like New York to me and it overloads my senses, save St. Stephen's Green, which I almost cried about when it was time to depart from its solitude. The post office and other buildings where so many fought the good fight holds me in quiet consultation with my sense of hope and dignity, but again, I have issue with the heavily traveled streets and it pushes Dublin to the rear of my ideal stopover. Now mind you, I live in a big enough city with the same kinds of issues and perhaps this is why I am acutely aware and overloaded when there--too muh like home--hahaha.
SO happy you have read my poem again and loved the feedback--I agree, the young Irish are absorbing a new freedom that does little in terms of respecting the dmall community from whence they came--damned tiger. HAHA. No seriously, it overwhelms me how many new faces form various countries now call Ireland home andas one who has strong familial ties and historical ties to Ireand, I cannot be part of the masses. I thinkchange is good, but like anything, even that of my America, I feel lost when change kills off the gentle little man and woman. I never heard of the St. Patrick reference before now, but I am intrigued.
I would like to thank you for your suggestion. I feel my.LI like a big family and I trust approximately everyone here, but you don't have to send the book. The book is cheap (it costs only 17 euros in Amazon, and including some taxes, it will cost me 25 Euros (38 $) (One very low price...) ). Furthermore, I want to enjoy it throughout my summer holiday, 'cause I will have nothing else to do then. So, I will buy it in June!
Thanks ,one more time, for the suggestion,
P.S. Happy Easter!! (I think that 23rd March is Easter for catholics, isn't it? )
Well, buying the book it isn't my primary objective for this season. There is a lot I have to do for the university, so I don't much spare time....
I am planning to buy it on July....(ok, I know it's a bit late...)
Frank, thank you for your little family-story. I can imagine your great-grandfather was absolutely not happy.
As this forum is concerned: I am "new" here. although I signed up earlier. From the Netherlands, nothing Irish but love the music, been to Dublin and in the county Wicklow, and also love both waters of life: Irish and Scottish, see you, Dubh
Happy St. Patrick’s Day . . . I am guessing you are a busy man in preparation for the big day. What a day it should be at The Dubliner. Unfortunately, the nearest Irish pub to me is three and half hours drive away. So, spare a thought (and a pint) for me on Monday and let me know what I missed.
Walter . . .