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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.

As If It Belongs To him

Morning sojourn, a single gull on the water, touching home.

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Angel

9pm. The tide creeps slowly in.A seagull flies overhead. The helicopter returns, sees me here, sitting on this rock.Like an angel come to see if I’m alright, I’ll be alright, It tilts in acknowledgement, so low above, then returns to it’s … Continue reading

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A New Horizon

Originally posted on Masked Native:
? Hold fast to the tiller, to Gods of wind and waves. Through storms and dreams, through heartbeat of wings that arc and swoop and cry for land. Art © 2014 TCFlynn @ Masked Native…

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Gossamer Wings

Watching Seagulls drifting air currents, my arms stretched wide. Muscles soft, mind adrift. Tracing patterns with gossamer wings.

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Solstice Song

  The Winter Solstice brings more wind, more rain. A single bird sings with many voices in the Holly tree. The song is vibrant, clear, urgent. I long to understand its message, but all I can hear is joy, all I can see is the Holly … Continue reading

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Grey Heron Nights 1: Old Crane Woman’s Winter Nest

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With Better Eyes

      It’s about colour, simply and wonderfully ignoring distractions, absorbing, like water aware of rising and falling, aware of the observer, seeing with different eyes.  

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On The Wings Of Peace

      During the 1980’s, Mike Bryant created a Peace card. He hoped that by sending it to friends and relatives, they would sign it and re-post, and a chain of Peace would spread around the world. I have to admit … Continue reading

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945. Darkness has befallen the beautiful city of lights. Let us pray…

Originally posted on Sacred Touches:
I am heartbroken tonight at what has happened in Paris. I pray that the Lord would comfort the families of those who have been senselessly slaughtered or wounded, that He would heal the wounded and…

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Irish Poem of the Week: The Mayo Tao by Derek Mahon

Originally posted on Top of the Tent:
The Mayo Tao I have abandoned the dream kitchens for a low fire and a prescriptive literature of the spirit; a storm snores on the desolate sea. The nearest shop is four miles…

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