Pangur Bán

Preserved in the Reichenau Primer (Stift St. Paul Cod. 86b/1 fol 1v), and now kept in St. Paul’s Abbey in the Lavanttal, Pangur Bán (Gaelic “white fuller”) is a circa 9th century Old Irish poem composed by an anonymous Irish monk about his pet cat. The poem, which compares the activities of the cat with those of the scribe […]

They Say There’s a Place Where Dreams Have All Gone

They say there’s a place where dreams have all gone. They never said where, but I think I know. It’s miles through the night, just over the dawn, on the road that will take me home. I know in my bones I’ve been here before; The ground feels the same, though the land’s been torn. […]