The Butter-Print

The Butter-Print Heaney revisits the lost domain of childhood, his memory awakened by the sight of an old-fashioned farmhouse utensil used to decorate butter (the Heaneys produced their own butter on the family farm in ‘Churning Day’ from Death of a Naturalist, Heaney’s first collection of 1966). The sight of the butter-print generates mock recrimination aimed at the woodworker who […]