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Poetry and the Sea

Not every poet lives near the sea, but I’ve found welcome inspiration in the sights and sounds and smells and tastes and textures of the south coast of Ireland, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the island has produced some of the world’s finest poets. Soon after I began living in Ireland, I wrote “Is It All Workaday to Them?” — something I’ve wondered about seagulls.

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