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About divilthebit

Husband/father/musician (guitar, banjo) singer/songwriter/poet, storyteller, writer (www.nuthollow.com) Irish speaker, B&B proprietor http://www.wix.com/divilthebit/teachancheoil

When Next Snow Falls

How we love the snow! and the spells it sprinkles, her white shawl all aglow. Our finger tips in crinkles reddened at the touch, oaking toes in wrinkles in Wellingtons and such. Adventures our desire, (homework, not so much) so … Continue reading

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Super

I dedicate this in general to all having to work on through this crisis. Those as they say at the coal face, the frontline, in the trenches, those risking too much… I dedicate it in particular to Catherine (my wife) … Continue reading

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Discovered?

Colonial powers place a lot on celebrating their ‘discoveries’. How could aboriginal people possibly be ungrateful? I mean imagine spraying paint on Cook’s statue! #invasionday Discovered? How could YOU discover ME? Wherein is the reason that after several weeks at … Continue reading

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Museum

Museum It’s about that which went before and nostalgia is not an option. So begins the road to the past and I drive down Landseer street to park. Land seer indeed. What things I’ve seen and shared. But how to … Continue reading

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1998 Belfast, Good Friday

It was twenty years ago today… Agreement or excellent fudge? Not too sweet for shaking hands that offered, amid begrudgery, progress out of sinking sands. Officially born as Jesus died, ironic it yielded resurrection after forty angry years had tried … Continue reading

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Passing On

Stephen and Liam were unmet I think but they were both interstellar. Let’s raise a glass to them and clink it, fondly recalling two fine fellows. Their orbits streaked around the sun and left behind such shining trails that we … Continue reading

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Why are you here?

Facebook want this picture removed. It seems the West wants this girl to disappear. Her name is Ahed Tamimi. She’s 16, our daughter is 15. They live in two different worlds. These are the charges against her – aggravated assault … Continue reading

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Beneath a Bridge

Today we walked beneath a bridge that carries all shoulder high and every rocky, stoney ridge meant magic, for them and I. Those silent columns and the arch span the river running free over boulders defying the march of our … Continue reading

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Christmas Beli(EVE)

Christmas Believe Around cribs flame thoughts gain brightness. Their glow fuelled in reminiscence and recall of December’s curious contrast, her kindness in spite of sleet and snow, storm and squall. Such inclemency, mirrored in behaviour, is overcome in what good … Continue reading

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Must doo mi bessed

I’ve always found writing easy but it’s not the case for everyone.    Wunce there wuz a littel boy,                  he fownd it hard to spell. Wurds and letrs jumbilled up and it … Continue reading

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