FROM ‘THE ILLUMINATIONS OF FISHING NEWS”. 1968

FROM ‘THE ILLUMINATIONS OF FISHING NEWS”. 1968

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
12.5x 6.8cm, 2pp. The card is the one of a series that reproduce phrases found in journals and newspapers together to tell a quasi-story or visual poem. Here Ocean Starlight (a boat’s name) towed off rocks presumably is a story of a rescue but Finlay’s appropriation turns this into a magical event involving light on water. The use of the word “illuminations” also reflects this meaning as well as amusingly suggesting that Fishing News is full of insights.
Murray has this as Card 4.13. Fine.