Often when we talk of a beautiful day, we are referring to those in which the sun is splitting the trees, and the temperature has nestled somewhere comfortably in the high twenties - perfect for hitting the beach or working on our tans.
However, those of us who have spent time in Ireland know that these days can be few and far between – and beauty is often to be found without the glittering rays of heat to guide us.
A “Soft Day” with its caressing mists, mild air and sweet scent, is difficult to describe to those who have yet to have the pleasure of experiencing it, but I’m delighted to say that this month’s subscription box does an exquisite job of recreating the ambience.
Until then, I have selected some Irish poetry that touches upon beautiful weather, in ways that might not fit a traditional definition…
The Lost Heifer – Austin Clarke