The poem chosen to be in this very special first edition of Ireland's first (that I'm aware of) literary magazine for children... is non other than the very first ever of my Poems to Dissuade. Click here to see the full line up in the magazine. It's a very pretty looking publication I have to say.
In other news, there was a marathon in our city today. I say city, but you can walk from one end to the other in 20 mins. In fact, you can run 26 miles around it too, as it turns out - causing all kinds of traffic tomfoolery on the way. We caught the train in and saw a few of the mad things that were finishing the run. I have to say, it was quite a spectacle. People with all inhibitions lost, bodies and faces contorted in severe pain, but with joy there too, and they didn't seem one bit disappointed that after all that effort, all the months of preparation and training, the course led them right back to where they had begun.
Meanwhile, little boy turned two on Saturday. Just because he's only two doesn't mean he can't blow out the candles 3 times though (and he knows how to enjoy himself at a rock festival)
Hope your Summer is taking care of you......................