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Seamus Heaney

And what better way to celebrate NaPoMo than with Seamus Heaney?


And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, 122 more words


Poetry Friday: Seamus Heaney

Villanelle for an Anniversary

A spirit moved. John Harvard walked the Yard,
The atom lay unsplit, the west unwon,
The books stood open and the gates unbarred. 343 more words


National Poetry Month 2015: Day 14, Seamus Heaney


By Seamus Heaney (on his birthday! RIP)


He would drink by himself
And raise a weathered thumb
Towards the high shelf,
Calling another rum… 478 more words

National Poetry Month

—Seamus Heaney, born on this day in 1939

via The Paris Review — “That’s something poetry can do for you, it can….

“That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possibilities.”

Literary Arts

Working through Ted Hughes' "February 17th"

A lamb could not get born. Ice wind
Out of a downpour dishclout sunrise. The mother
Lay on the mudded slope. Harried, she got up…

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April 13 Birthday: Seamus Heaney

Death of the Naturalist

All year the flax-dam festered in the heart

Of the townland; green and heavy headed

Flax had rotted there, weighted down by huge sods. 271 more words


Poem of the Week: Digging by Seamus Heaney

I find myself thinking of my father a lot these days, perhaps because I am nearly his age when he died. I am drawn to the memory poems of Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Michael Longley and others; poems that decant a blessing from recollections of family and friends long past. 354 more words