Fair City actor Geoff Minogue (AKA Tommy Dillon) launched Audrey Healyâ€™s most recent publication at Longford Library last week.
Mesmerised by You, written by the Rooskey native is a collection of poetry that the writer says contains a little something for everyone.
Audrey has a unique way with words, and her poetry, drawn and sketched from her own experiences of life and the experiences of others, paint a canvas provided by everyone individually.
Donâ€™t be overly surprised to see yourself and aspects of your life in any one of her poems, and donâ€™t be surprised, either, to see a different aspect of yourself in the same poem the next time you read it!
Thanks to her unique abilities to place her hand on the pulse of life, many of those present at the launch were reluctant to put down â€˜Mesmerised by Youâ€™, so well do the poems cover so many facets of humanity.
â€œThe poems carve out several aspects of my own journey through time,â€ remarked Healy who has already written seven other titles including St ThÃ©rÃ¨se in Ireland, Dubliners: Whatâ€™s the Story? Contacted, (with co author Don Mullan) The Singer and the Song, Mick Flavin â€“ Celebrating 20 Years, The Rose and the Thorn (with Don Mullan) and Afterlife.
â€œThe titles and the content of the poems in Mesmerised by You are diverse and often intriguing from â€˜Destination Unknownâ€™ to â€˜Lifeâ€™, â€˜Time is a Gift from Godâ€™ and â€˜Music Manâ€™. â€˜These Four Wallsâ€™, â€˜Confusionâ€™, and â€˜The Words I have to Sayâ€™ are thought provoking and bring the reader on their own personal journey.â€
There was a large gathering at the launch night in the library including members of the authorâ€™s family and local writers.
â€œâ€˜Mesmerised by Youâ€™ features a wealth of diverse and often intriguing poems about humour, love and life and includes many writings about some of Longfordâ€™s best known characters such as those portrayed in â€˜Destination Unknownâ€™, â€˜More than Just a Bar Manâ€™ and â€™99 Years Youngâ€™,â€ Ms Healy concluded.
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