Inner ignition!

Sometimes I almost want the weather to pull me down. A threat of a thunderstorm could do it…….

Then you get in touch with the Spirit within, that I recognised when my friend Alma drew my attention to this poem by Denise Levertov.


Sometimes the mountain

is hidden from me in veils

of cloud, sometimes

I am hidden from the mountain

in veils of inattentiion, apathy, fatigue,

when I forget or refuse to go

down to the shore or a few yard 

of the road on a clear day,

to reconfirm

that witnessing presence.

The excitement building around Gerard Barrett’s new tv series has done this for me. Going out on the first three Thursday nights in September on TV3 it stars the wonderful Pat Shortt and the great Charlie Kelly. “Smalltown” is set in rural Ireland and tells the story of a family in crisis. Sickness, emigration, death and what happens to those left behind, grieving and living on, are all issues dealt with and the great question of  “where do you belong?”

There is a great write up in today’s Examiner about it.

So we’re not just dependent on the weather to ignite the inner Spirit!


4 thoughts on “Inner ignition!

  1. Dear Father Moore – I’m not Catholic; however, I am a believer.
    A precious friend in Ireland, Agnes O’Sullivan of Kells/County Kerry, shares some of your posts; so I get to see them.
    I just wanted to let you know how enjoyable and helpful I find your writing.
    May God continue to bless you and your work.
    Linda Burger, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia; U.S.


  2. That ad for Smalltown looks like you in the picture though the hair is a little darker. Hope this finds you progressing nicely. Tony’s son got marries in Colorado two weeks ago and we’re getting ready for a trip to Cape Cod and the Adirondacks to visit friends for Labor Day. Any plans for travel yet? You’re in our prayers. Noreen.

    Sent from my iPad


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