No Particulars

burren leaf0001

A Burren plant, scant,

small, majesty of humble,

no particulars.











About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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5 Responses to No Particulars

  1. Tom says:

    Yesterday I spoke with 21 men of varying ages (one at a time), all suffering from spiritual, intellectual, affectional, and physical desolation. I needed your post today to help quell a lingering and inexplicable sadness.


  2. Dear Tom, I think my post today must have been prompted especially for you, I hope your sadness is short lived. The picture of the tiny Burren leaf-stem, was not a recent one, but it has always been a favourite of mine. The vulnerability of something so fragile, pushing it’s way upwards and into what appears at first sight to be a barren landscape, and then to find itself surrounded with incredible beauty where only the strongest survive, is a truly magnificent achievement. God Bless.


  3. so nice, both words and image…i love short poetry.


  4. maskednative says:

    Thank you Virgilio, the burren leaf seemed such a fragile little thing, I pressed it in a book and when it was completely dried, I took the photograph. This was many years ago but I have only just found the right words for it, at least they seemed right to me. A Haiku.


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