May 20 2011

John O’Donohue – Fluent

Published by at 8:03 am under Poetry

by John O’Donohue

I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.

— from Conamara Blues, by John O’Donohue

/ Photo by FreeWine /

I came across these lines a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting to share them with you…

Have a wonderful weekend!

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John O’Donohue is an inspiring Irish philosopher, poet, mystic who passed away unexpectedly in early 2008.

John O’Donohe had degrees in philosophy and literature. His writings, though grounded in academic philosophy and theology, are immediate, personal, very human. He was as much a mystic and a poet as a contributor to philosophical dialog.

Much of his writing and poetry drew deeply from Irish Celtic perspectives, both in Christian and pre-Christian wisdom, while speaking to a widely diverse, modern audience.

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7 Responses to “John O’Donohue – Fluent”

  1. Tealaon 20 May 2011 at 9:05 am

    Life hums
    A song singing
    No shadow
    Lips to ear

  2. Ivan M. Grangeron 20 May 2011 at 9:14 am

    Lips to ear
    secrets whispered
    but no one speaking
    and no one left to hear

  3. Kathy Stewarton 20 May 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Oh YES! Thank you Ivan for not waiting any longer to share this lovely one!!!

  4. Tealaon 21 May 2011 at 10:36 pm

    None left
    Heart so full
    Even egos are love

    Blessings and joy Ivan!

  5. eldyon 22 May 2011 at 8:25 am

    Oh Wow !
    I love the picture!
    Perfect ! I have been canoing and kayaking a lot,
    and enjoy so much the feeling of flowing on the water.

    with love and flow
    ~ eldyheart

  6. nasihaon 23 May 2011 at 9:25 am

    thank you Ivan!

    filled with the flowing essence of life
    everyday is a surprise,
    lets rediscover the magic of life

  7. nasihaton 26 May 2011 at 11:13 pm

    OH … iTS excellent … ivan … we really dont know when we go for an exoerince , that what will be happen to us … superb !!! i like it ..!!

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