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Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

23 June, 2011

Poetry Jam: The Song-An Amhran

For this week's Poetry Jam, Brian Miller has asked us to write a poem that has somehow been linked with a song. I've chosen to post a small poem that I wrote having taken a few Irish Gaeilge classes. I'm still not sure if the grammar is correct, but I think you'll get the idea anyway. I took the photograph just as I was leaving a conference at NUI Galway. I didn't know just how gorgeous the beach was until I was on my way out of town and passed this view heading out to Sligo. 

I took this photo of Galway Beach, Ireland, June, 2009

The Song                                          An Amhran

On the wind, the song sails               Ar na gaoth, an amhran ag sceoladh 
to another who will hear                   do an eile an té cloistrail
the sweet language that blesses.        an teanga binn ag beannú.
Gathering the creed of beauty,         Ag bailigh an creid d' álainn,
the song is forever,                          ta se an amhran go deo, 
sweet and praising.                          milis agus ag moladh.

By Jeanne I. Lakatos   2008              Á Siobhán I. Glasadóir   2008