Sight and Sound of Summer

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection, ‘Sight and Sound of Summer’.


Summer on the lough shore here is clearly moving on.

These golden gorse blooms last week at the quarry

failed to catch my eye.  This week I cannot miss them.


Less showy but so promising the fresh soft green

that beech uncurls in tender leaves beside the Pilgrim Path.


At Brigid’s Well two weeks ago I heard the cuckoo song –

its joyful falling minor third – but it was gone

before my phone could catch it. Today it follows me around.


I stop to savour sight and sound, to gladly gaze and listen.

Fr La Flynn, Prior

10 May 2021



Pin It on Pinterest