Nine Poems

Book layout for the poems by Seamus Heaney Inspired by the Baltic Sea nature and Seamus Heaney poetry, we decided to create a book that gathers all of the spirits. All of the photos were taken by Tomasz at the Polish Baltic Sea in Świnoujscie. Symbols illustarted by Maria are connected with the particular poems and photographs.

Seamus Heaney

Here is the girl's head like an exhumed gourd.
Oval-faced, prune-skinned, prune-stones for teeth.

They unswaddled the wet fern of her hair
And made an exhibition of its coil,
Let the air at her leathery beauty.
Pash of tallow, perishable treasure:
Her broken nose is dark as a turf clod,
Her eyeholes blank as pools in the old workings.
Diodorus Siculus confessed
His gradual ease with the likes of this:
Murdered, forgotten, nameless, terrible
Beheaded girl, outstaring axe
And beatification, outstaring
What had begun to feel like reverence.


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