The concept of ‘Poetry in Motion’ is one that resonates hugely with me and I even went as far as buying a rose back in February that had that name. It is now in full bloom and I’ve been thinking more and more about who and what symbolizes ‘poetry in motion’ most for me. It has been an interesting ‘internal’ debate because it has made me realise that what I seem to admire most is the natural ~ be it nature itself, natural talent or nature as it manifests itself between people. So, here’s my top ten (out of hundreds) in no particular order:
#1. Tennis player Roger Federer in full flow.
#2. Former Waterford County Hurler, John Mullane whose natural talent and passion was a thrill to behold.
# 3. Irish athlete, Sonia O’Sullivan, as she sprinted to victory on the world stage.
#4. The dimpled smile of Irish poet, Brendan Kennelly when he introduced his poetry at a reading I attended in Trinity College, Dublin when I was a Junior Freshman.
#5. The sheer talent and handsomeness of golfer, Seve Ballesteros, who I was fortunate to see playing at the Irish Open in Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny.
#6. Irish boxer, Katie Taylor, as she danced to Olympic Gold.
#7. The sea kissing the shore here in my beloved Co. Waterford.
# 8. The brilliance of Michael Flatley and Jean Butler as they performed in Riverdance.
#9. The great Liam Clancy with his natural talent as singer, story-teller and musician.
# 10. A deep, enriching hug with someone who truly cares.
I’d dearly love to know what your list would be?