Video: Yours is the Earth

I was Writer In Residence at DCU during the pandemic. This year they had ‘The June Celebration’ a series of events that took place over 5 days in the Helix, to give all those who graduated in 2020 and Spring 2021 the opportunity to have an in-person graduation ceremony.

I was delighted to be commissioned by DCU to write a poem for the occassion. Is breá liom i gcónaí coimisiúin filíochta a fháilt agus ba mhór an sásamh a thug sé dom an ceann áirithe seo ag scríobh.

It was a welcome chance to create something positive to mark the end of those lock down years. I wrote the poem as winter was melting into spring and as you can see, we recorded the video on a blazing sunny day.

This video of ‘Yours is the Earth’ was shown at the graduation ceremonies and the poem was also printed as a limited edition keepsake and given to each student as they cross the stage when their name was called out.

Míle buíochas le chuile dhuine in DCU!


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