Seamus Heaney

Postscript

The Russell Gallery is located in New Quay, a stone’s throw away from the Flaggy Shore, a remarkable stretch of coastline that inspired Seamus Heany’s poem ‘Postscript’.
To celebrate both the place and the poem the gallery has partnered with artist Jole Bortoli to produce a set of five linocut prints. Most of Jole’s print work is inspired by the stunning and rugged landscape of the Burren where she has been living and working for the past twenty years.
Printed on Fabriano Rosaspina Ivory paper each print (in a limited edition of 60) can be purchased singularly or you can create your own folder by selecting among the available pieces.

The gallery also presents a limited edition of letterpress prints of Seamus Heaney’s poem in a celebratory folder produced by Stoney Road Press.

And sometime take the time to drive out west
When the wind and the light are working off each other
By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans
Their fully grown headstrong-looking heads
You are neither here nor there
postscript by Seamus Heaney

'Postscript'

By Seamus Heaney
Letterpress print on handmade watermarked paper by Stoney Road Press.

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'Postscript' Folders

  • PostScript

    Postscript Folder of 2 Prints

    480.00
  • PostScript

    Postscript Folder of 3 Prints

    690.00
  • PostScript

    Postscript Folder of 4 Prints

    880.00
  • PostScript

    Postscript Folder of 5 Prints

    995.00

'Postscript'

By Seamus Heaney

And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you’ll park and capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open..

“Postscript” by Seamus Heaney, from The Spirit Level. © Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996.
*The letterpress print on handmade watermarked paper is produced by Stoney Road Press.
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