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Faoi Shamhain

Faoi Shamhain

01 June 21
 | 2 MINS

Doireann Ní Ghríofa joins a host of other exceptional Irish artists in our series of literature works with her poem ‘Faoi Samhain’.

Image Credit: Al Higgins

Nuair atá gach uile ní ag titim, ag teip,
an domhan ag tiontú ina mhóta dorcha,
ag maothú faoi chosa,

go gcanfaidh duilleog dheiridh
an chrainn
sa ghairdín
scol an loin
má chuireann tú cluas le héisteacht ort.

Folaítear ceol
faoi sciatháin gheimhridh áit nach bhfeicfí é.


About Doireann Ní Ghríofa

‘A Ghost in the Throat’ was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and described as “powerful“ (New York Times),“captivatingly original”​​ (The Guardian), “sumptuous” (The Sunday Times), and a “masterpiece” (Sunday Business Post).

Doireann is also author of six critically-acclaimed books of poetry, each a deepening exploration of birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), the Ostana Prize (Italy), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.


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