Words, Knots and Lines, published by Púca Press in 3 languages, Irish, English and German
One of the entries in the above book is a poem titled Knots. The author is Maria Ní Mhurchú. The linking of the knots shown in the Book of Kells and the state of knots in which we find the state of Ireland today is very clever. Have a read yourself.
Knots by Maria Ní Murchú
When I flick through the Book of Kells
On the internet
My heart always misses a beat
Stylized, graphic, decorative….
Delicatewly woven by dedicated monks
Prayerful, innocent, beautiful.
No sign of the demon of greed here.
It reminds me of the girl with the golden locks
Dancing a Celtic dance
Her long hair plaited intricately
By deft fingers.
Ireland is tied up in knots today.
Not of a monastic…
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