BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

ART FOR WRITERS picture number 3 from the archives – a working class hero

I don’t know where I found this painting – on some pleasant thrawl through the internet I imagine. And there she was: a real woman with a big-bellied, lived-in body … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Hospital Ward, a subject for art and poetry ART FOR WRITERS

It’s an impossibly long ward and a cold one. The patients have outdoor coats on and most are staying close to the stove. But the nuns seem to be taking … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day – love without the claptrap….

The origins: The Oxford University Press Blog cites three possible sources. Valentine of Terni, martyred circa AD 197, for his Christianity. Another possible origin, Valentine of Rome, circa AD 289, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Happy Bloomsday — quotes from JAMES JOYCE on Christopher Columbus and his own immortality

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America. I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment