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The Great Book of the Woods


The Great Book of the Woods
Gerry Loose

Lign Series / 2

ISBN 978-1-9999718-9-2



120 x 190mm


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    Drawing on the oldest vernacular literature in western Europe, these new poems are versions of the rune-like stone inscriptions in ogham texts, unique to Ireland and Scotland. Poetic translations are also made from medieval Irish texts, such as the 14th century Book of Ballymote, which critique and explain all the extant variants of ogham. In vivid and lyrical language, and with surprising juxtapositions, these poems bring to life the communities, ecology and traditions of Ireland and Scotland between the 4th and 6th centuries CE. In times of climate change, the ecological awareness of those communities remains vital.




    About the Lign Series: small format books and booklets by individual poets and writers whose work is oriented towards landscape, nature and natural philosophy.