Scaffolding

Heaney adopts a serious tone setting out the need for sound construction in relationships; he does so in a very sincere but rather sermonizing way as if to suggest that he alone possesses the skills. In his attempt to reassure them both Heaney betrays a touch of insecurity in hims The building industry provides him with the perfect metaphor for successful marriage: masons insist on the basics from the outset. Maintenance is top priority: they test out the scaffolding to ensure safe passage (planks won’t slip at busy points), provide reliable access (secure all ladders) and stabilize weak spots (tighten bolted joints). Though temporary, the scaffolding is vital to achieve walls of sure and solid stone. Should occasional (sometimes) flashes […]