John O'Donohue

(1956 - 2008)

John O'Donohue Poems

1. For Loneliness 5/7/2015
2. For The Dying 5/7/2015
3. Blessing 5/7/2015
4. For Suffering 5/7/2015
5. For Grief 5/7/2015
6. On The Death Of The Beloved 5/7/2015

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  • William Allan (4/1/2020 6:20:00 AM)

    The reading on R4 was actually just the last few stanzas of a longer poem titled " For the Breakup of a Relationship" .

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  • Joanne Marks (3/31/2020 12:41:00 PM)

    Found it! !
    “This is the time to be slow,
    Lie low to the wall
    Until the bitter weather passes.

    Try, as best you can, not to let
    The wire brush of doubt
    Scrape from your heart
    All sense of yourself
    And your hesitant light.

    If you remain generous,
    Time will come good;
    And you will find your feet
    Again on fresh pastures of promise,
    Where the air will be kind
    And blushed with beginning.”
    ― John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

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  • jenna Drury (3/31/2020 3:51:00 AM)

    Also looking for the radio 4 John O donahue poem please

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  • Irene (3/30/2020 7:47:00 AM)

    The quote starts: This is a time to be slow....." from " To Bless the Space between us, " a Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue

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  • Jean H (3/30/2020 6:51:00 AM)

    I loved the poem and how it was read by feral Keane this morning on Radio 4. It was about Morning but I didn't catch the title. Any information gratefully received. Thank You

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  • Rosemary (3/30/2020 6:38:00 AM)

    Looking for the poem chosen by Fergal Keanenon radio 4

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  • Ciaran (2/19/2020 5:58:00 AM)

    Looking for a biography of the poet. Is there one? . If not why not

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  • Serena newby (11/5/2018 3:46:00 AM)

    looking for a poem that begins, As the fever of day

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  • Lesley (7/8/2018 7:49:00 AM)

    This is from his book Beauty: the Invisible Embrace - see https: //www.goodreads.com/quotes/512278-when-you-become-vulnerable-any-ideal-or-perfect-image-of

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  • aimee (6/28/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    Looking for poem by john o'donohue that begins like this: When you become vulnerable, any ideal or perfect image of yourself falls away

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Best Poem of John O'Donohue

Blessing

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may ...

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