Write with Lightning is on a semi-hiatus while I am backpacking around Ireland with my friend Brice. We will be keeping a travel blog of our adventures and the local stories we learn along the way. We’ll also be leaving treasure and old-school (non-GPS) clues for other travellers (or even locals, I suppose) to find. The trip begins on May 14th in Cork and ends on June 29 in Amsterdam (Scotland and the Netherlands occupy a small corner of our spontaneous itinerary). Please follow along at:
Any poems I write on the trip will still be posted on Write with Lightning, so sign up for the RSS feed to know when that happens.
May 12th, 2010 at 05:25
i wonder what mischief you guy will get up to in amsterdam. 😀
my role model on the topic of travel is des essientes from the huysmans novel “against nature”. des essientes, literature’s classiest misanthrope, decides to travel to london from his home in paris. at calais, while waiting for his ship in a restaurant, he sees some english people, and is thoroughly turned off by them for various reasons. “okay, i’ve seen english people…time to return home”.
May 25th, 2010 at 02:04
i don’t know much you’re a fan of medieval music, but if you want a few upbeat celtic tunes with history behind them i suggest the album “worldes blysse” by the group mediaeval baebes. seeing these sirens in concert was an experience i won’t forget. 😀 here are some of my favourites from that collection, youtubed for your listening pleasure:
“ecci mundi gaudium”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zqcRXOYEzE&feature=related
“kinderly”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbjLqKWzOBY&feature=related (live, with a prologue)
“love me broughte”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh0wyEEjPbc&feature=related