Research

Hiraeth

02/07/2019
A look into some pass work as I think about the next steps, this was my first attempt to tackle the notion of hiraeth. Hiraeth is a Welsh word used to describe a longing for home but it far exceeds the feeling of homesickness it is much deeper than that, it's a sorrowful separation from your homeland the only remedy is to go back and only then will you feel close to peace. Paradoxically hiraeth is also tinted with a sense of loss which means that there will always be something missing, to feel hiraeth is to feel a deep incompleteness and perceive this as normality. The display strategy was created by utilizing a concept discussed by Northrop Frye in his writings around poetic metre, and The Harp of Hiraeth by Ernest Howard Harris as the poem on which it is based.