Writing and Music by John Kirnan

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Two Souls – a sample poem

This is a sample poem from “The Hard Won Hush.” It’s written in a traditional style. There’s a strict rhyme and rhythm pattern. Basically, my theory is that writing a poem in this way can add an extra, let’s say, Bardic power to the piece. But you have to be exacting with this kind of […]

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There Are Wonders – a sample poem

This is a sample poem from “The Hard Won Hush.” It was written for an evening that celebrated the life of a writer who had just died. Two other poems, “What Hasn’t Been Heard” and “Little Vera,” were also created for that night. I didn’t know Vera or her work. A few weeks before the […]

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The Hard Won Hush

This is a book of poetry. Within its 106 pages, there are 59 poems, some short, some long. Though there are sections that divide the book into basic themes, if I tried to tell you what it’s about, I’d have to tell you 59 stories. Each poem is its own little world. Basically, the book […]

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