Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote that “beauty will save the world”, an enigmatic statement which continues to demand fresh interpretation. Daragh Bradish moves his collection through circuits to the premise that such a redemption remains possible. He sets out to find re-enchantment in the ordinariness of life.
Bradish canvasses a broad spectrum of subjects in his first collection of poetry Easter in March. The poems are drawn from such diverse sources as children’s story books and games, Renaissance paintings, pop songs, the streets of Rome, the Dublin coastline, and landscapes of west Clare.
There are three prose books driving the collection forward, The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore, Ordinarily Sacred by Lynda Sexton and John O’Donohue’s Eternal Echoes. The poet casts his own life story against the philosophy expounded in these works.