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BULLETIN

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I came up with the idea of a "Bulletin Board" in order to have a designated space where

I could post items either "short" or "long term." Such as pictures, music,

poems (mine or someone else's), make a comment, or pass on

some other information. Any "odds or ends"

which I might want to share. 

 

Bill Carawan 

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GALWAY, IRELAND

KIRWAN

COAT OF ARMS

IN IRELAND

My family's ancestry was traced back to the 12th century. They settled in County Galway in western Ireland during the reign of Henry VI. They built two castles,

one burned down and the other remains to this day. One ancestor was called "Yellow Richard of the Sword" because he had fought 18 sword duels, and   defeated all of them. They say that "Yellow" referred to the fact that

he had blond hair. He went to England as a mercenary during a

war, and was awarded a medal by the king.

In Ireland they wrote songs

about his adventures.

 

Another ancestor in Ireland was famous for

being an excellent shot with a Longbow.

 

KIRWAN

Galway is often referred to as the City of Tribes. This is in reference to the fourteen tribes of Galway or the fourteen merchant families who once dominated Galway between the mid-13th and late 19th century. These fourteen families had enormous influence in society in Galway and held huge political power and wealth. 

 

The Kirwan tribe is the oldest of all the 14 Tribes of Galway, and the only proven 100% Irish Gaelic tribe too. They appear to have first settled in Galway during Henry VI’s time, although it’s very possible that they were already there long before just under a different variation of the name. They were one of the most respected of the Tribes given their long lineage and consistent success in all areas. Also, successfully tracing their ancestors all the way back to one of the original Gaels to inhabit Ireland, leader of the Celtic invasion, Milesius. With the Kirwan family being descended from his second son.

 

MILESIUS

 

The sixteenth century scholar, O'Flaherty, fixes the Milesian (Celtic) invasion of Ireland at about 1000 B.C. (the time of Solomon). It is proven that the Celts whenever they arrived, had, before the dawn of history, subjugated the Germanic tribes and established themselves in Central Europe. At about the date we have mentioned, a great Celtic wave, breaking westward over the Rhine, penetrated into England, Scotland, and Ireland. 

 

 

  

"The Coming of the Milesians"

by Thomas Moore

 

They came from a land beyond the sea,

And now o'er the western main.

Set sail in their good ships, gallantly,

From the sunny lands of Spain.

"Oh, where's the isle we've seen in dreams,

Our destined home or grave?"

Thus sang they, as by the morning beams

They swept the Atlantic wave.

And lo, where afar o'er ocean shines

A sparkle of radiant green,

As though in that deep lay emerald mines

Whose light through the wave was seen.

"'Tis Inisfáil --- 'tis Inisfáil!"

Rings o'er the echoing sea;

While bending to heaven, the warriors hail

That home of the brave and free.

 

Then turned they unto the Eastern wave

Where now their Day-God's eye

A look of such sunny omen gave

As lighted up sea and sky.

No frown was seen through sky or sea,

Nor tear o'er leaf or sod,

When first on their Isle of Destiny

Our great forefathers trod.

CREGG CASTLE

Cregg Castle is a magical place built in 1648 by the Kirwan Family, one of the 14 tribes of Galway. It is set on 180 acres of pasture and beautiful woodlands.

KIRWAN FAMILY CASTLE

The performers of

"RIVERDANCE"

   stayed in this castle. 

 

GALWAY, IRELAND

Our ancestral name Kirwan was mistakenly "Americanized" into Carawan during immigration by sometimes illiterate workers who spelled a

name the way it "sounded" to them. This was in many cases

influenced by the strong accent of the immigrant.

BILL CARAWAN

BILL KIRWAN

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EIFFEL TOWER

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JUST LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL

THE DETAILS ARE!

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HOW DO YOU

RECOGNIZE

A POET?

BY THEIR DEPTH

OF FEELING!

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"INDIAN MEMORIAL"

 

"If this memorial is to serve it's purpose, it must not only be a tribute to the dead,

it must contain a message for the living...power through unity."

Enos Poor Bear, Oglala Lakota

 

"Forty Years ago I fought Custer till all were dead. I was then the enemy of the Whitemen.

Now I am the friend and brother, living in peace together under the flag of our country."

Two Moons, Northern Cheyenne

 

  

LITTLE BIG HORN

NATIONAL PARK

 

GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER 

7th CAVALRY

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COLONEL

T. E. LAWRENCE

 

The book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British Army Colonel T. E. Lawrence, who served as a military advisor to Bedouin forces during the

 Arab Revolt (1916/1918) against the Ottoman Empire.

"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA"

 MUSIC COMPOSED BY

MAURICE JARRE

 

Won 7 Academy Awards, including best movie from 1962.

The British actor Peter O'Toole played Lawrence.

For which he was nominated for Best Actor.

MOVIE CLIPS

ALI'S WELL

 

PETER O'TOOLE AND

ANTHONY QUINN 

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

5 ACADAMY AWARDS

(1957 novel/1965 film)

 

MOVIE BASED ON BORIS PASTERNAK'S

NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL SET DURING

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION.

 

POWERFUL "STRELNIKOV" TRAIN SCENE. 

 

ZHIVAGO AND STRELNIKOV

 

FINAL SCENE

 

MUSIC COMPOSED BY

MAURICE JARRE

ALSO COMPOSED MUSIC FOR

"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA"

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THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE YOU WILL EVER

SEE ABOUT A BOY AND HIS DOG.

 

"GOODBYE MY LADY"

 

"ALL-STAR CAST"

WALTER BRENNAN, PHIL HARRIS,

BRANDON de WILDE, AND SIDNEY POITIER

1956

 

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THE NETHERLANDS

TULIP HARVEST

FASCINATING

VIDEO!

 

I still fondly remember one particular day when I was in the fourth grade. Our teacher took the class into the large dark cloak-room in order to show us some slides. When she started the slides I was in awe! As much as I love color...here

were whole fields of  the most gorgeous colors. Acres of tulips of every color of

the rainbow and more. I grew up with those images firmly planted in my mind.

I promised myself that one day I would see those fields for myself. A promise I

still intend to keep.                                                                    BILL CARAWAN

AMSTERDAM

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"INSPIRATION"

Knowing the creativity of Soul,

to "paint pictures with words"

...is always my goal.

 

My thoughts which guide this,

 are inspired by running water

...the flow of ideas.

 

Bill Carawan

 "Poetry Guy" 

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ARTISTRY

After the pre-dawn snow

was through.

Scenes of white etching

on blue.

 

Bill Carawan 

 "Poetry Guy" 

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This is a poem I wrote many years ago, which was dedicated "to all of the sailors on whaling, Clipper, and trading ships who went to sea in search of adventure on the magnificent sailing ships of the 1800's."

 

                                                                                                                                                Bill Carawan 

"TRADE WINDS"

Tropical trade winds

will call you to South Sea islands,

 where waves are breaking on

the shores of...

  PARADISE 

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Bill Carawan

 "Poetry Guy" 

 

While cleaning out an old billfold, I found a few verses tucked away... scribbled over the course of a few years...just as they had come to thought. Verses hidden away to see if they would prove to be complete,

or just the first lines to an epic poem! The piece of paper was literally falling apart along the

fold creases, so it is good to have them on this web page. They are "sweet" thoughts!

  

  

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RUSH OF MEMORIES

 In my mind...

I still hear wind blowing

through the trees

of my youth.

 

 

 184,815 Angel Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock

TO AN ANGEL

Prayerfully

I hear

your message

to me...

eternity. 

 

 

AGLOW

I know

that this scene

aglow with love;

is lit from within,

not from above.

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"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains."

 

"WALDEN"

HENRY DAVID

THOREAU

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OPENING THEME

BOB "NEWHART" SHOW

1982-1990

THE SHOW WAS SET IN AN

INN IN VERMONT.

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ON A HIGH HILL

Helen Harrington

 

Let there be no bars

between me and the sky

on a night of stars.

 

I will go out and lie

on whatever hill

is lonely, clear, and high

and watch the heavens fill

with jeweled or ghostly light

worlds that have gone out,

visions passed from sight

 

I will draw about

me winds that drift and whirl

out of the galaxy

or, like a veil of pearl,

float from tree to tree.

 

I will be large and small,

far away and near,

nothing, something, all,

looking up from here....

 

part of the tempest-tossed

air and sky and ground.

I will be somewhat lost,

I will be almost found.

 

I read this beautiful

poem in the Monitor years ago...

and absolutely loved it!

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I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE LORD'S ANSWER

TO JOB'S WHINING AND COMPLAINING.

 

IT SOUNDS LIKE POETRY!

 

JOB CHAPTER 38, VERSES 1,2, 3, 4, 31, 32

 

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,

and answer me.

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Declare, If thou hast understanding.

 

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,

or loose the bands of Orion?

 

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?

or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

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SPRING PEEPERS

SINCE WE LIVE POND-SIDE,

THIS IS OUR SWEET CHORUS EACH

NIGHT FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS, BEGINNING

USUALLY AROUND THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL

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BEAUTIFUL!

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COMMON LOON

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When I was in Grammar School, I awoke one morning and while getting ready for school realized it had snowed a couple of inches, which was very rare in South Carolina! After getting dressed I went to the back door to see the snow on a cedar tree in our yard. I then saw a large flock of these sweet little

birds (both ruby and golden crowned) eating the little blue berries on the tree. I walked out

under the tree and watched them in the snowy boughs right over my head

They were busy and so beautiful!

GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET                                                                RUBY CROWNED KINGLET

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WHEN I READ THE PHRASE "A SELLER OF PURPLE" DESCRIBING A WOMAN IN THE BIBLE. I BECAME FASCINATED, AND THOUGHT

IT COULD ALSO APPLY TO THE CLAIMS OF ROYALTY,

DOWN THROUGH THE AGES.

BILL CARAWAN

 

Purple as the royal color started with ancient monarchies. The color was difficult to produce, which made it expensive and available only to upper society. Rulers wore purple robes and used purple ink to sign their edicts. Some emperors penalized their citizens by death for wearing purple garments.     GOOGLE

 

"A SELLER OF PURPLE"

Color of purple,

what is its cost?

Markets of Universe,

no value lost!

 

World of dynasties,

plush velvet crowns.

Robes of deep lavender,

royal brass sounds.

 

The cost of the purple,

their subjects had paid.

Gold/jeweled treasure,

in castle walls laid.

 

To rule thru centuries, 

authority needs heirs.

Purple to the masses,

until coffers are bare.

 

Rulers age, loyalty fades,

kingdoms lost in time.

Last king buried deep,

as Anastatia's crime

 

Yet, purple remains,

part of nature's majesty.

From...

hummingbirds favorite bloom,

to the color of a galaxy.

  

                                                                 Bill Carawan 

 "Poetry Guy" 

 

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PRISM

 A transparent object that usually has three sides and bends light so that it breaks up into the seven colors of the rainbow.

 

SCIENCE AND HEALTH

WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES

by MARY BAKER EDDY

 (PAGE 558; 10-16)

 

"To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth’s prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God “is the light thereof.”

 

SEVEN SYNONYMS FOR GOD

IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

(synonym) a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly

the same as another word or phrase in the same language.

(shut) is a synonym of (close)

OXFORD DICTIONARY

 

LIFE

TRUTH

LOVE

SPIRIT

SOUL

MIND

PRINCIPLE

 

TO ME...THE SEVEN SYNONYMS FOR GOD ARE LIKE PASSING

THE LIGHT OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF GOD THROUGH

"TRUTH'S PRISM" AND HAVING IT BREAK INTO

THE SEVEN WAYS OF KNOWING AND

COMPREHENDING OUR

 INFINITE GOD,

GOOD.

 

THE PRECEEDING PARAGRAPH IS JUST

"MY ANALOGY, OF HOW I LOVE TO SEE GOD."

 

This is the only thing of a completely religious nature I have

shared on my website, so I felt very comfortable sharing just this.

 

BILL CARAWAN

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