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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday August 3, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM
This Hard Prize

Triangle (percussion instrument)

 

"Credences of Summer," VII,

by Wallace Stevens, from
Transport to Summer (1947)

"Three times the concentred
     self takes hold, three times
The thrice concentred self,
     having possessed
The object, grips it
     in savage scrutiny,
Once to make captive,
     once to subjugate
Or yield to subjugation,
     once to proclaim
The meaning of the capture,
     this hard prize,
Fully made, fully apparent,
     fully found."

 

Lughnasa — An Irish harvest festival.

"It was usually celebrated on the nearest Sunday to August 1st." —Chalice Centre

Related material:

  1. Dancing at Lughnasa, a play by Brian Friel
  2. Natasha's Dance, an entry in this journal
  3. Dancing at Lughnasa, an entry in this journal from August 3, 2003
"Going up."
— Nanci Griffith   

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