"Under Ben Bulben"


A textile artwork that features the last three lines of the poem "Under Ben Bulben" by William Butler Yeats.  

The poem was completed in 1938, just one year before W. B. Yeats’s death making it one of his last great poems. He dictated the final revisions to the poem from his deathbed. The last three lines became his epitaph and are in his gravestone in Drumcliff Graveyard in County Sligo.  

Donegal tweed and repurposed fabrics are hand embellished with gold beads and the poem has been manually typed with a vintage typewriter on to hand dyed fabric. 



The piece is framed in a limed wood box frame behind glass. As I am passionate about sustainability, my frames, packaging and wrapping are custom made in Ireland.  

Frame measures 26 x 26 cm.

Artwork measures 12 x 12 cm

Each framed artwork is packed very carefully in custom made cardboard boxes followed by a layer of bubble wrap and then wrapped with biodegradable wrapping paper and tied up with string (these are a few of my favourite things!

This artwork is in stock and can be shipped within 24 hours. 

Click and collect option is available if you are living nearby!




Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,   
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago; a church stands near,
By the road an ancient Cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase,   
On limestone quarried near the spot   
By his command these words are cut:

               Cast a cold eye   
               On life, on death.   
               Horseman, pass by!