The Beckoning



    There are days when you see a thousand images in just one single place that you flit passed and take for granted on many an occasion.

    This gate on the back road from Dunmore East to Tramore often beckons but I never stopped before to just be there and let it speak to me.

    It speaks volumes and in a universal way.  Yes,  it is in a special place to me but it could be almost anywhere.

    I found myself lured into lines from Irish poet,  Peter Fallon,  from his poem ‘Go.’

    Then go beyond the reach

    of road, lane,

    beaten path, or set

    of single prints,

    deep into the realm

    of stillness.





    Author: socialbridge

    I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

    14 thoughts on “The Beckoning”

    1. I like to look at our town as though I was a stranger..things that we take for granted . Never giving a thought to the building architecture or the beautiful town park that we have..the people that we meet along the way..It gives one a deeper appreciation for what we have right in our own back yard..yet we want to go away to see other locations. Your country has so much to offer and all that I have seen via your descriptions and pictures make me feel right at home even though I have never visited..I travel with my mind and eyes..

    2. Hi Jean,

      I loved this post. So short and simple, but deep. Isn’t it amazing how we can pass by things every day and not really see them. Yet, once we take the time to really stop and look, a whole new world opens up.


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