From Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1 comes a glorious serenade to the power of song from author Joseph O'Connor, recorded live at the University Of Limerick - listen above. 

I am a song.

I long to be sung.

Shipped from the island where unwritten songs live,

Waiting in shadow to be made.... 

I am the Ave Maria the day they got married.

The lullabies she sang their children.

The aria that reduced her to tears of bliss.

The carol that meant it was Christmas.

And how lonely the nights when he went away for work

having no other choice - but the sound of his voice

laughing down a phone line from Glasgow...

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday, 9.10 - 10am - listen back here.