God in Winter

By Pádraig J Daly


2015 collection from popular poet priest, Pádraig J Daly

SKU: 9781910251065

Pádraig J. Daly’s latest collection of poems is set in a challenging place, “our unGodded world”, as one poem calls it, “our infected kingdom”, another. It is a place of darkness and heaviness of the soul, where things are left unfinished or in ruins and the sun goes down “protesting”.

But it is also a place that is somehow redeemed, a place made, if only momentarily, radiant by the perception of a greater design, by the vision of “a yellow ecstasy of leaves” in the street, and, most of all, by the guileless love and affection of the young whose laughter “lights / Every cobwebbed corner / Of our hearts”.

As in his previous books, God in Winter includes a number of Daly’s versions of early Irish poems, remarkable for their simplicity and lightness of touch. At a time when what might be called ‘poetry of faith’ goes against the prevailing fashion, Daly makes a distinctive ‘good news’ out of accumulated small perceptions that between them offer solace and seek to counterbalance the troubles of the human heart.

“In a limpid, luminous style couched in simple, accessible language and presenting as little more than fragments, Daly’s poems penetrate to the core of reality…” – Brendan Hoban, ACP.

ISBN 978 1 910251 06 5 Paperback
216 x 140 mm, 86 pp

Weight.15 kg
Dimensions216 × 140 mm

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