Crossings xxix

  From cover to cover Seeing Things features a series of interfaces: journeys in and out of real world situations; between real and mythical worlds; between secular and spiritual; between existence and annihilation; between objective and subjective; from the present into the future; between first order experience and seeing things anew. Movement from one side to the other requires a range of crossing points: windows, gates, casements, a familiar Ulster door with a latch. ‘All these things entered you/ As if they were both the door and what came through it’ said Markings III, presenting a crossing point with no view – between  the‘within’ and the ‘without’, between the present and the what-next, between the known and the longed-for. Heaney […]