Sunday, January 21, 2024

"... now you will uncode all landscapes ..."

Thank you to Beth for posting this poem on her Tumblr
page some time ago. I've meant to post it ever since.


Sabine said...

Many years ago, we drove around the peninsula that inspired Seamus Heaney to write this poem. This is the Ards peninsula on the east coast of County Down in Northern Ireland. It faces the sea and Strangford Lough, a big lake with a sea opening. It is sparsely inhabited.

It's a very specific Sunday afternoon feeling that he describes, one that I only ever experienced on lazy Sundays after a big lunch in Ireland.

You can follow the drive in three parts on youtube, this is part 3 mostly along the sea shore :

am said...

Thank you so much, Sabine!