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About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, beginner artist- pottery, painting—communing with Spirits of the Forest and Field, bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.

Moss Brook mid-September​

Warm, cold, golden-green leaves and bright yellow goldenrod fill the field. Purple asters bloom near the roadside.  The last hurrah happens in the garden– plenty of kale and the squash is setting. In the background, I  hear Moss Brook run and splash, … Continue reading

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Voting in America

  I’m really only writing about voting in Warwick, but that didn’t sound as catchy…. but in a town of less than 800 people, it’s perhaps more personal and more interesting.   The photograph above is the town hall, the only … Continue reading

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Franklin County Fair Celebrates Harvest

The Franklin County fair is the longest ongoing fair in the United States.  It’s been happening each September since 1848.  This is a peek  inside.  Anyone can enter something that they’ve made or grown, or farm animals they care for. … Continue reading

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Thanks to Crossway Magazine, Ireland

  Thanks to David Jordan. I’ve a poem published in the Autumn Crossways magazine.

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flying home again

I’ve always appreciated that each plane is blessed and named for a saint. This is my reason for flying Aer Lingus.   My first two nights of sleep were punctuated by my waking up Ireland time, ready to go down the … Continue reading

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A little Street Art

The street art sometimes takes me by surprise like this by Tara Dart station. I missed the crossing light just gazing & taking it in. I took the train south to Dalkey, about 5 kl so of dublin, where I … Continue reading

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Finding Oscar Wilde

There’s great delight to be taken in Oscar Wilde’s pithy one liners.  I’ve found his house and finally found his statue in Merrion Park.  I joined other fans just before the rain. On my walkabout the rains came down like a … Continue reading

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Joyce and Sweny by Merrion Park

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FilMs and Photographs in Temple Bar

Imagine you’re walking next with me and my friend Davy who is giving me a second look at spots I’ve walked past. We’re just off Temple Lane when spot this sign and can’t help but sing and even begin to … Continue reading

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Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanical Garden

It’s a powerful place to see, just 2 miles from the city center.  All your patriots are all buried here from Kevin Barry, who died just up the road, to DeValera and Michael Collins, and anyone in between, including Maud Gonne. … Continue reading

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