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Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

An Anthology of Poems from DOGHOUSE Poets

Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE Details:

Published: June 2013
ISBN:       978-0-9572073-9-4

Sample piece from Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

Symphony No 8

Sibelius is all Nature
– T.W Adorno

He knew they were never his:
the notes he borrowed for his symphonies,
tones taken out of the air, abstracted
and then re-structured into music.

When he fed his last symphony to the fire
it was just restitution: as the flames
licked through the staves, a flock
of minims and quavers was flying
back to the woods around Ainola.

Go now to Finland; you will hear them
in the pizzicato of rain-drops, bird-song,
wolf-notes, a branch in the wind
whipping against your window,
in something calling deep in the forest's gloom.

– by Liam Aungier

Note: despite having worked on it for years, Jean Sibelius was never entirely satisfised with his Eight Symphony. He never allowed it to be performed or published and in 1945 in his house 'Ainola' he burned all manuscripts of the work. He never composed again.

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Ten Years in the DOGHOUSE

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The Angels' Share

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Rus in Urbe

Meeting Mona Lisa

Watching Clouds

Notes Towards a Love Song

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No Place Like It

The Moon Canoe

An Exaltation of Starlings

Crossroads - Folklore from Kerry

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Musical Journeys from Kerry to the Heart of Victorian England

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Canals of memory

New Room Windows

Down The Sunlit Hall


Lifetimes - Folklore from Kerry

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A Bone In My Throat

PULSE - Writings on Sliabh Luachra

Whales off the Coast Of My Bed

The Moon's Daughter

The DOGHOUSE Book of Ballad Poems

I Met A Man...

The Waiting Room

Apples in Winter



Shadows Bloom

Both Sides Now

Loose Head

Song of the Midnight Fox

Heart of Kerry