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Seamus Heaney – Storm on the Island

November 3, 2010

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We are prepared: we build our houses squat, Sink walls in rock and roof them with good slate. The wizened earth has never troubled us With hay, so as you can see, there are no stacks Or stooks that can be lost. Nor are there trees Which might prove company when it blows full Blast: […]

Seamus Heaney – The Disappearing Island

November 3, 2010

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Once we presumed to found ourselves for good Between its blue hills and those sandless shores Where we spent our desperate night in prayer and vigil.   Once we had gathered driftwood, made a hearth And hung our cauldron like a firmament, The island broke beneath us like a wave.   The land sustaining us seemed to hold firm Only when we […]

The body and the city

November 3, 2010

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Phychoanalysis, space and subjectivity. Steve Pile, 1993, Routledge. GSA Library - 307.76 Pil. In response to our Y2 trip to the Isle of Skye, I wanted to think about way I carry myself in the countryside in contrast with how I behave in the city. Do I ever experience t the same sense of physical freedom when walking in the city?