Coracle

Coracle takes its title from the tiny round hide-covered craft that were used once upon a time to navigate lakes and rivers. But here it’s being used as a metaphor for the journeys made by the early Celtic Christian monks of Ireland and Scotland. Coracles may have been tiny craft, but they completed extraordinary journeys. The correlation is clear: we may be small, but we have the power to do extraordinary things – if we have faith. Many of the poems in this collection are about journeys great and small.