‘Read’ 52 Weeks of Photography–Week 9, ‘Beast/Day’ Haiku Challenge

Mixed challenges demonstrated by aranislandgirll.

The Aran Artisan

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Beautiful silence-

Childrens lap sit story day

Tales of raucous beasts

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Leabharlann is the Gaelic word for ‘library’.  It is pronounced as leow’er’lahn, (Gaelic speakers may debate my phoneticizing, but it is the best I can do in writing).  Gaelic has many throaty, closer to German, sounds that English does not duplicate in any words.  Leabharlann is one of the first words I learned in the Irish language.

The library here is small and only open ten or eleven hours per week.  This is adequate for our small community.  It is housed on the ground floor of a modern building which has the island co-op office above and social welfare office, garda station (police), and hardware shop behind, all at the end of a wee dead-end drive.  Just in front of the library is the garage for the island fire truck.  No actual station–it is a completely volunteer service comprised…

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