Padriag O'Tuama - When a Poem Looks Back at You, What Does it See?
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In conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Pádraig Ó Tuama explores the shared sources of prayers and poetry, the multiple interpretations of language and how it changes over time, and how he likes to explore scáth —which means both shadow and shelter in Irish.

Pádraig opens up about his upbringing and its challenges, and how children are yearning to look at things of serious meaning, such as life and death. He says when he felt alone as a child, poetry created a space for him to have conversations with himself on the page. 

Ultimately, where great art and writing comes from, he says, is a mystery. Don't miss Pádraig's reading of his poem, "Let the Waters Swarm with a Swarm of Human Beings."

This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.

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