Lent 2020 — Day 20

A Poem About the Beauty of Home

https://onbeing.org/programs/a-poem-about-the-beauty-of-home/

Patrick Kavanagh’s poem “The One” is about seeing beauty in the ordinary places of home. One of Ireland’s most famous poets, Kavanagh grew up in rural County Monaghan and moved to Dublin as a young man. This poem revisits the boglands of his home, which he once hated but came to love.

A question to reflect on after you listen: Think about where you’re from. How has your understanding of it changed over time?

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Patrick Kavanagh was a prominent Irish poet and writer who died in 1967. His books include the memoir, The Green Fool, the novel Tarry Flynn, and the poetry collections The Great HungerThe Complete Poems of Patrick Kavanagh, and Collected Poems.

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