Seamus Heaney - Postscript - Poetry Analysis

Postscript

Postscript Thinking back translates into the celebration of a moment of joyous exaltation. The poet addresses his reader: should it take your fancy to follow in my footsteps at your leisure, you, too, could be in for an unexpected moment of heart stopping beauty: some time make the time to drive out west following directions Into County Clare, to a point where the limestone rock of the land enters the sea in a series of rock sheets along the Flaggy Shore. September or October will provide optimum conditions when the wind/And the light are working off each other, a collusion that leaves the ocean on one side … wild, an inter-reaction of sea-spray and sunlight (foam and glitter) in contrast (inland among stones) to a slate-grey lake its surface charged by a high-voltage flash of light: the earthed lightning of a flock of swans. The eye-camera zooms in on nuances […read more….]