Our latest publication is a beautiful and intriguing anthology of poems selected by Mahendra Solanki.His choices capture the many ways in which we experience that unique sense of being at home.
Yeats’s famous poem of longing (evoked in the bewitching cover image created especially for Candlestick by Sarah Kirby) encapsulates the abiding spirit of the selection – and something we all instinctively feel – that home is a place we carry with us always “in the deep heart’s core”.
“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.”
from ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by WB Yeats.