Seamus Heaney

Rookie (April 13,1939 - August 30, 2013 / Castledàwson, County Londonderry)

A Suit - Poem by Seamus Heaney

'I'll make you one,' he said, 'and balance it
Perfectly on you.' So I could almost feel
The plumb line of the creased tweed hit my heel,

My shoulders like a spar or arms of a scale
Under the jacket, my whole shape realigned
In ways that suited me down to the ground.

So Although a suit was the last thing that I needed
I weighed his words and wore them and decided
There and then it was going for a song.


Comments about A Suit by Seamus Heaney

  • (1/17/2018 4:46:00 AM)


    Very nice poem very interesting very nice (Report) Reply

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  • (9/3/2016 11:17:00 AM)


    An unusually short and not particularly enlightening poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 9, 2015



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