Glimpsing More launch: Pádraig Daly

Scotus Press and Padraig J. Daly

have pleasure in inviting you to the launch of

Glimpsing More Padraig’s latest collection of poems

at The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
on Wed 30th November at 7.00 pm

Refreshments will be served.

The book can be purchased on the night of the launch in The Teachers Club.

It can also be purchased through the publisher’s website:

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  1. Seamus Ahearne says:

    The Launch of Pádraig’s 13th book was celebrated last evening in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square. John Deane was the speaker. He was rather serious. He hovered over Seamus Heaney’s words on the loss of faith. He moved around that line of Heaney’s “There was never a scene when I had it out with myself. The loss of faith happened off stage.” (I had used these words myself recently.)

    It clearly concerned John that the magnetism of the transcendent was being lost. However, he then felt that something new is happening in our world if we let it. That some of the narrowness of the past had strangled the transcendent. He found that Pádraig Daly was ‘Glimpsing More’. This was happening in the very ordinary people, events, and nature’s voices, of each day. This was new and very special. John felt that poets can catch these glimpses. They come from the heart and the guts. They move from the head and the constrictions therein.

    He then read some of the poems. Pádraig took over and introduced many of his poems. The introduction brought the poems alive. It was a lovely evening. My question is: How can we be in touch with the transcendent unless there is something of the poet in us? We have had too many feeble efforts in prose which misses the heart of faith.

  2. Soline Humbert says:

    Congratulations to Pádraig on the launch of his 13th book, Glimpsing More.
    #1 Séamus, your question, “How can we be in touch with the transcendent unless there is something of the poet in us?” resonated with me. I would add: “Unless there is still something of the child in us?”…
    One of our best loved French poets, Christian Bobin, has just died. His best known book was “Le Très-Bas” (The Very Lowly in the English translation), a gem of a meditation on St Francis of Assisi, for which he received many prizes.
    The following interview may be of interest to some:

  3. Brendan Hoban says:

    Congratulations to Padraig J. Daly, OSA, on the launch of Glimpsing More, his twelfth book of poetry.
    Glimpsing More is another stunning achievement, in his signature style – minimalist, celebratory, deep, grounded, generous and real. No word is wasted, no ambivalence avoided, no facile judgement, no piety.
    I’m a contemporary in terms of ordination and Daly’s voice echoes eerily my own thoughts, and I suspect the lives of most priests in the struggle to keep going, not least in the ever constant tension between faith in a loving God and the doubts that are part and parcel off a lived life. Glimpsing More is a book to be savoured.

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