The title 'Tapestry of Light' is taken from this beautiful eponymous poem
by John Sheahan, the renowned musician and composer with the famous folk group, The Dubliners. His poetry features throughout the book.
'Tapestry of Light' is published by Artisan House, Connemara, a bespoke publishing house creating beautifully illustrated high quality
books and publications.
The foreword to 'Tapestry of Light' is by geologist, botanist and
broadcaster Dr. John Feehan, an authority on the flora and fauna of Irish boglands and rural biodiversity.
'Never before have I seen the magic of bogs captured so beautifully as in this book. The photographs and poems lead us into a truly enchanted world.'
Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Irish Bogs
Tapestry of Light
Silver netting of the dawn,
Embroidered through the silent night,
Woven into dewy webs,
Suspended tapestry of light.
Cobwebs greet the morning air,
Strings of priceless jewels glistening,
Veiling gateway, bush and tree,
Lending wonder to our waking.
Nature's gift holds me enthralled,
Treasure of the dawning day,
Till the fairy breezes call,
Stealing all my dreams away
© John Sheahan
Tina Claffey & John Sheahan at the launch of 'Tapestry of Light' at Tailors Hall, Dublin on the 12th October 2017