Here is an analysis and summary of Ciaran Carson’s poem ‘Belfast Confetti’, looking at the historical context, poetic form and structure. Belfast Confetti (a poem by Ciaran Carson). Suddenly as the riot squad moved in, it was raining exclamation marks, Nuts, bolts, nails, car keys. Belfast Confetti [Ciaran Carson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Belfast Confetti, Ciaran Carson’s third book of poetry, weaves together in.

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The complicated world of the British class system. The Saxons had a much more egalitarian way of doing things, and women had more rights. He eventually went to China. I hope you will visit Ireland again. Notify me of new comments via email. There are limits to tolerating intolerance. The Saxons were not as civilized as the Romano-British though. This make me feel like in belfast again, but not the actual real belfast, only the one that I imagine from a dark past.

Hard to find information on this subject, and I am not a Catholic, so sorry for what are surely ignorant questions:.

I believe in the human dignity of language, and I do not like to see human language demeaned. Hi Claire … good to see you. Every move is punctuated.


Poem of the Week: “Belfast Confetti” by Ciaran Carson

Yeats waterfall Windy Arbour World Cup writing. Thanks for that, Cymbeline. Notify me of new posts via email.

There is also a love of language, and an appreciation of the well-turned phrase among all classes of people. June 17, at I think the Irish mindset historically has been that of a colonized people, based on self-preservation … doing whatever it takes to survive. Yes, I have always been interested in your time working on building sites in London. Once again, a very interesting response. Says she, a tad resentfully.

I am a guest on this blog, as you are. A lot of Canadians came over cnfetti work there.

I was interested in F. Sadly never having had a proper education myself, I am not usually able to participate with same level of eloquence or erudition. It was strongly linked to oral culture, though, and was outflanked by nineteenth-century developments. I have only heard a couple of foreign accents.

All who comment here in good faith are certainly very welcome. Yes I was genuinely taken aback by that. The English mind associates the Welsh with coal mines, and the working Irishman with the construction of roads and canals.

Sorry I missed your comments before but thanks. Interesting to hear your background, Cymbeline.

Poem of the Week: “Belfast Confetti” by Ciaran Carson %%

You do not write enough. But the sense of entrapment and disorientation is one-dimensional. These traits can be a help in surviving colonization, but a hindrance in an era of self-government … hence a long postcolonial transition. When Samuel Beckett was asked whether he was an English writer, he replied Au contraire. This place is not called the Cape of Storms for nothing. He was a Methodist, and keen on education and rights for all.


All that is long changed, of course.

Belfast Confetti By Ciaran Carson

The original settlement is on Atlantic seaboard, facing North West. This site uses cookies. Effortless brilliance is preferred to rigour. I was aware that African magic and Catholicism lived side by side in the Caribbean … the mockery and stories would have parallels here and, I suppose, in other formerly colonized cadson. And the seventeeth century saw terrible wars and rebellions.

The world would be a much less fractious place if religion were a private matter of the heart for all. The terror that this poem creates is not something that the other poems, belonging to the same genre, do.

You must be taking the piss, Sipu. If they pronounced the word in a particular way, they were bumped off.