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Publisher: Perennial / Harper Collins
Release Date: February 3, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-095725-5
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Nonfiction / Poetry
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
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Conamara Blues
By John O’Donohue

      Mother Nature has always been the artist’s most influential muse. John O’Donohue writes with the soul of nature herself embedded in every word. The forms of birth, life, and death are shown through rippling waves of words filled with the atmosphere of Irish life.

    What’s amazing about these poems is that they show all the different aspects of nature by using the subtle consistencies that most people take for granted. From the instinctual attraction of flying insects to a bright light at night, to the simple dropping of an anchor, O’Donohue paints pictures of an incredibly beautiful nirvana that anyone would crave to be a part of, and what’s really great about it is that, unbeknownst to most of the human population, we are.

     Poetry is an art form that is one of the most beautiful and the hardest to perfect. Poets like John O’Donohue, though, make it seem as easy as writing your own name. I love the way he pulls the reader into his world of mystic benevolence within the first few words. I definitely recommend this book of poems for anyone whose imagination craves all things fantastically real.